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Hyperkalaemic paralysis, neuropathy and persistent motor neuron discharges at rest in Addison's disease.
  1. J J Vilchez,
  2. A Cabello,
  3. J Benedito,
  4. T Villarroya


    A 50 year old man with Addison's disease suffered two episodes of hyperkalaemic paralysis, with delayed muscular relaxation and persistent motor neuron discharges at rest resembling the Isaacs-Mertens syndrome. Sural nerve biopsy shows a demyelinating neuropathy. The symptoms ceased after corticosteroid therapy.

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