hypokalemia


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hypokalemia

[‚hī·pō·kə′lē·mē·ə]
(physiology)
A reduction in the normal amount of potassium in the blood.
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A good clinical clue that primary aldosteronism is due to an aldosterone-producing tumor is severe hypertension and/or severe hypokalemia in a patient under 40 years of age.
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Three months ago, her routine biochemical tests revealed hypokalemia and normal creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels.
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Most patients with drug-induced TdP have one or more risk factors such as advanced age (>65 years), bradycardia, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, occult or latent congenital LQTS, and female gender (7).
Thus, hyperaldosteronism tends to cause hypokalemia.
Review of the patient's earlier records showed prior hypokalemia (2.
In some cases, however, the diagnosis is not readily apparent and measurement of urine-potassium concentrations can be helpful in determining the etiology of hypokalemia or hyperkalemia.
In this case report, a woman with a long standing history of hypertension was admitted to the hospital with hirsutism, severe hypokalemia, and metabolic alkalosis prompting endocrine evaluation and imaging studies which led to the diagnosis of metastatic ACC.
With her history of bulimia, psychiatry was consulted, as hypokalemia and hypophosphatemia are both known to precipitate rhabdomyolysis.
Potassium replacement with 20 mmol of potassium chloride in 100 mL was ordered for IV infusion over one hour to treat hypokalemia.