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Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Oct;6(10):2516-21. doi: 10.2215/CJN.04150511. Epub 2011 Sep 15.

Attending rounds: patient with hypokalemia and metabolic acidosis.

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Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520-8030, USA.

Abstract

Hypokalemic paralysis represents a medical emergency requiring both rapid diagnosis and treatment. In this Attending Rounds a patient with hypokalemia and metabolic acidosis is presented to emphasize the role of routine laboratory studies in the assessment of such patients so that a correct diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment can be initiated promptly.

PMID:
21921151
DOI:
10.2215/CJN.04150511
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