hyperpotassemia


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hyperpotassemia

[¦hī·pə‚päd·ə′sē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Excessive amounts of potassium in the blood. Also known as hyperkalemia.
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Peritoneal dialysis was started due to hyperpotassemia. The patient was evaluated as having systemic PHA1.
The administration of glucose solutions is recommended to lower the risk of rhabdomyolysis and acute hyperpotassemia (43); extended fasting shall be avoided and consideration of bronchoaspiration prophylaxis with H2 antagonists, metoclopramide, and sodium citrate shall be considered.
Even though there is no pigmentation increase in newborn cases with presentation of dehydration, hyponatremia, hyperpotassemia and trombocytosis, we would like to emphasize the necessity of making urgent surrenal-renal ultrasonography in addition to hormonal evaluations for CAH diagnosis.
Such acidosis may lead to hyperpotassemia due to the extracellular shifts of potassium ions (1-3,7).