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Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN

Attending rounds: patient with hypokalemia and metabolic acidosis.


PMID 21921151

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.