Electrolytes derangement in portal systemic encephalopathy (a preliminary study).

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Serum and urinary electrolytes were determined in 34 patients with portal systemic encephalopathy. In coma due to hepatitis, 73% had hyponatraemia, 64% hypokalaemia and 75% low urinary sodium and potassium. In coma due to cirrhosis, 78% had hyponatraemia, 69.5% hypokalaemia, 79% low urinary sodium and potassium levels in serum and urine appear sodium and 53… (More)

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