Hypokalemia and muscle paralysis after low-dose methylprednisolone

Fatih Büyükcam - Mustafa Çalık - Mansur Kürşat Erkuran - Huriye Akay

ABSTRACT

Glucocorticoids are commonly used as potent anti- inflammatory agents in several conditions. Hypokalemia and muscle weakness can be rarely seen after administration of high-dose glucocorticoids. In this report, we describe an acute onset of hypokalemia and muscle weakness after low dose of methylprednisolone therapy.

Key words: hypokalemia, muscle paralysis, methylprednisolone

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