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Korean J Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Jun;18(1):21-24. Korean.
Published online June 27, 2016.
Copyright 2016 by The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
Primary Aldosteronism Presenting as Hypokalemia and Rhabdomyolysis
Kee Hong Park,1,5 Soo-Kyung Kim,1,5 Eun Bin Cho,2,5 Heejeong Jeong,2,5 Nack-Cheon Choi,1,3,5 Oh-Young Kwon,1,3,5 Byeong Hoon Lim,1,3,5 Jong Ryeal Hahm,1,4,5 and Ki-Jong Park2,3,5
1Department of Neurology, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea.
2Department of Neurology, Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Changwon, Korea.
3Department of Neuroology, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.
4Department Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.
5Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.

Address for correspondence; Ki-Jong Park. Department of Neurology, Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, 11 Samjeongja-ro, Seongsan-gu, Changwon 51472, Korea. Tel: +82-55-214-3810, Fax: +82-55-214-3255, Email:
Received February 24, 2016; Revised May 13, 2016; Accepted May 17, 2016.

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Primary aldosteronism is one of the most common cause of secondary hypertension and can be accompanied with hypokalemia. Rhabdomyolysis with hypokalemia in primary aldosteronism has been rarely reported. We describe a patient of primary aldosteronism who presented with limb-girdle type weakness.

Keywords: Rhabdomyolysis; Primary aldosteronism; Hypokalemia


Figure 1
Abdomen computer tomography. Computed tomography shows a 2.3 cm sized enhancing nodule in left adrenal gland (arrow).
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