Alcohol withdrawal and hypokalaemia: A case report

Burin, Mrmj and Cook, C.C.H. (2000) Alcohol withdrawal and hypokalaemia: A case report. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 35 (2). pp. 188-189. ISSN 0735-0414. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A case is presented where a 25-year-old man developed a serious hypokalaemia (K+ 2.2 mmol/l) during alcohol withdrawal, despite intravenous saline treatment and normal feeding. As hypokalaemia can be symptom-free, we want to draw attention to the combination of vomiting, malnutrition and alcohol withdrawal, as these can cause lethal complications. We therefore recommend that potassium serum level should be routinely monitored during alcohol withdrawal, even when this is being managed in the community.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works
Divisions: Central Services
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2009 18:09
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2009 18:09
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16186 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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