Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case ReportVolume 4 Issue 4

Hypokalemic Paralysis Due to Renal Tubular Acidosis as the Initial Presentation of Sjogren’s Syndrome

Naveen Kumar Rajput1, Ritika Abrol2* and Manasvi Kalra3

1Assistant Professor, Himalayan Hospital, SRHU, Jolly Grant, Uttarakhand, India
2Senior Resident, Himalayan Hospital, SRHU, Jolly Grant, Uttarakhand, India
3Junior Resident, Himalayan Hospital, SRHU, Jolly Grant, Uttarakhand, India

*Corresponding Author: Ritika Abrol, Senior Resident, Himalayan Hospital, SRHU, Jolly Grant, Uttarakhand, India.

Received: March 06, 2023; Published: March 24, 2023


We report a 45-year-old female with an initial presentation with proximal renal tubular acidosis (RTA) after initial presentation with hypokalaemic paralysis and metabolic acidosis. Serological investigations eventually exhibited positive anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA), anti-Sjögren’s syndrome related antigen A (SS-A), and anti-Sjögren’s syndrome related antigen B (SS-B) antibodies, thus indicating the diagnosis of Sjögren’s syndrome. This case is one of its kind as proximal RTA was the presenting clinical manifestation of Sjögren’s syndrome. We hope that a diagnosis of Sjögren’s syndrome will be considered in in patients with seemingly idiopathic RTA.

 Keywords: Renal Tubular Acidosis (RTA); Sjögren’s Syndrome; COVID-19


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Citation: Ritika Abrol., et al. “Hypokalemic Paralysis Due to Renal Tubular Acidosis as the Initial Presentation of Sjogren’s Syndrome". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 4.4 (2023): 53-56.

Copyright: © 2023 GRitika Abrol., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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