Hyperkalemia in a neonate with congenital myotonic dystrophy

Masafumi Miyata, Noriko Kato, Masamichi Kubota, Kenji Suzuki, Toshio Yamazaki

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Myotonic dystrophy (MD) is well known as a neuromuscular disorder and also as a multiple organ disorder that involves cataracts, diabetes mellitus, dysfunction of the gonads, and abnormal atrioventricular conduction.1 Of these, hyperkalemia is a very rare complication that has previously been reported only in adults.2,3 We recently treated a case of intractable hyperkalemia in an infant with congenital myotonic dystrophy (CMD). To our knowledge, this is the first report of hyperkalemia complicating CMD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-297
Number of pages2
JournalPediatrics International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 04-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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