Early onset hyperkalemia in extremely low birth weight infants.

  title={Early onset hyperkalemia in extremely low birth weight infants.},
  author={Howard W Kilbride and Giles L. F. Cater and Bradley A. Warady},
  journal={Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association},
  volume={8 3},
The incidence of hyperkalemia and associated clinical features in extremely preterm infants were determined by reviewing medical records of 32 infants with birth weights of less than or equal to 800 g born during a 1-year period. Hyperkalemia, defined as serum potassium concentration of greater than 6.5 mEq/L, occurred in 12 infants on the first day of life and in four others on the second day. Six infants (38%) had electrocardiographic abnormalities associated with hyperkalemia. Infants with… CONTINUE READING