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Severe hyperkalemia with normal electrocardiogram

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Author(s): Sharma Sanjay | Gupta Harish | Ghosh Meena | Padmanabhan Anantanarayan

Journal: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN 0972-5229

Volume: 11;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 215;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Electrocardiogram | hyperkalemia | renal failure

ABSTRACT
We report a case of severe hyperkalemia and normal electrocardiogram in an ex-preterm infant with renal failure due to bilateral obstruction of pelvicalyceal system caused by renal fungal mycetoma. In spite of maximal serum potassium of 11.3 mmol/L the ECG did not show any changes associated with hyperkalemia.
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