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Am J Med Sci. 2009 Apr;337(4):305-6. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31818dd715.

Colonic necrosis due to oral kayexalate in a critically-ill patient.

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Department of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA. thomasan@upstate.edu

Abstract

Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate in sorbitol) is commonly used for treatment of hyperkalemia. We describe the case of a critically ill patient who developed colonic necrosis after oral administration of kayexalate.

PMID:
19365182
DOI:
10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31818dd715
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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