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Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2011 Apr;27(4):155-8. doi: 10.1016/j.kjms.2010.12.010. Epub 2011 Feb 16.

Colonic necrosis in a young patient receiving oral kayexalate in sorbitol: case report and literature review.

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Department of Anatomical Pathology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) is a cation-exchange resin used to treat patients with hyperkalemia. Concomitant administration of kayexalate and sorbitol may induce gastrointestinal injury, which is potentially lethal. However, this well-documented complication is often underrecognized both clinically and pathologically. We propose a typical case along with colonoscopic photos and microscopic pictures. Additionally, we also present a review of the literature on this rare drug-induced side effect.

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10.1016/j.kjms.2010.12.010
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