A patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease developed profuse mucinous diarrhea and severe potassium depletion. After two weeks, her muscle weakness grew worse, rhabdomyolysis occurred, and kaliopenic nephropathy was suspected. The patient's diarrhea ended abruptly after a single tubular adenomatous polyp was removed from her colon. Her metabolic status became normal and remained normal six weeks after transcolonic polypectomy.
(Arch Intern Med 138:1283-1284, 1978)
Waldo R. Familial Myopathy: Exacerbation by Hypokalemia Associated With Colonic Polyp. Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(8):1283–1284. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630330081025
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: