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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 166-168

An unseen 'face' of hyperkalemia


1 Department of Internal Medicine/Critical Care, Princess Durru-Shehvar Children's and General Hospital, Purani Haveli, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Princess Durru-Shehvar Children's and General Hospital, Purani Haveli, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dilip Gude
Department of Internal Medicine/Critical Care, Princess Durru-Shehvar Children's and General Hospital, Purani Haveli, Hyderabad - 500 001, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: Medwin Hospital, Nampally, Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh, India, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.120051

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Hyperkalemia with normal or minimal electrocardiogram (ECG) changes is not commonly encountered. The 'milder' presentation may mask and hence lead to an under-management of a severe hyperkalemia. We discuss a case of severe hyperkalemia secondary to tumor lysis syndrome and its 'innocuous' ECG changes.


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