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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Sep;197(3):e7-8.

An unusual case of acute hyperkalemia during pregnancy.

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Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

Abstract

We report a rare case of acute hyperkalemia in a patient with chronic kidney disease and intrauterine fetal demise. We propose that the hyperkalemia was due to a potassium load introduced into the maternal circulation as a result of intrauterine fetal demise and uterine rupture.

PMID:
17826398
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajog.2007.06.083
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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