Transient lower limbs paralysis - A rare presenting symptom of Sjogren's syndrome

Yoav Michowitz, Eli Shiloach, Moshe Horowitz, Maya Koren-Michowitz, Judith Sandbank, Micha J. Rapoport

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Sjogren's syndrome is commonly presented with eye and mouth dryness caused by an autoimmune destruction of lacrimal and salivary glands. Kidney involvement is not common but may appear in patients with long standing disease. We present a patient with Sjogren's syndrome whose first manifestation of the disease was related to type 1 renal tubular acidosis (RTA) causing severe hypokalemia with lower limb paralysis. The uneven distribution of limb weakness necessitated the exclusion of cord compression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-242
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Hypokalemia
  • Paraparesis
  • RTA type 1
  • Sjögren's syndrome


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