Numbness, Painful Cramping in African-American Woman With Chronic Kidney Disease and Osteoporosis

By Devin Steenkamp, MD, and Nadine Palermo, DO

Case Presentation

A 53-year-old African-American female presented to the emergency department with weakness and fatigue. She had been in her usual state of health until 3 days prior when she experienced intermittent “pins and needles” in her fingers. During the next few days, symptoms became more frequent. The morning of presentation, she noticed “numbness” ...