An 83 year old man with a past history of Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and ischaemic heart disease has become progressively unwell over the last 5 days. His GP discovered a pneumonia on CXR and has been treating him with oral antibiotics for the last 3 days but his clinical condition has continued to worsen.
Clinical Cases Hyperkalaemia DDx Hyperkalaemia management Hyperkalemia Case Study Causes of HYPERkalaemia Serum potassium levels above the normal range (3.5-5.0 mmol/L) 1) Increased potassium intake (rare) Oral (potassium supplements) IV (transfusion of stored blood, supplement infusions) 2) Increased production Tissue…
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