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Persistent hypokalemia in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia patient

Author(s): Ali Altaf | Aziz Sheikh | Khan Afaq | Gelani Sajad

Journal: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
ISSN 0971-5851

Volume: 30;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 103;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Trans-tubular potassium gradient | venous blood gas | nephrotoxicity

Nephrotoxicity is an important adverse effect of Amphotericin B, and although risk factors for nephrotoxicity in adults have been investigated, studies examining nephrotoxicity in the pediatric population are scarce. We describe case of 10 year old boy (CALLA - VE B cell ALL) who received conventional Amphotericin-B, but he persisted with hypokalemia.
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