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Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1996 Aug;10(4):775-90.

Hypercalcemia and electrolyte disturbances in malignancy.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Texas, USA.

Abstract

Hypercalcemia and electrolyte abnormalities are common problems in patients with malignancy. In this article we discuss the pathophysiology, clinical features, and management of hypercalcemia, which is the most common metabolic abnormality. We also analyze the electrolyte disturbances that occur in association with malignancy, including hyponatremia, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypophosphatemia, and hyperkalemia. Recognition and treatment of these disturbances are important parts of the management of patients with malignant disease.

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