Hyperkalemia: mechanisms, etiology, and treatment.

  • April Williams
  • Published 1992 in Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association


Hyperkalemia may follow failure of glomerular filtration or tubular secretion of potassium. Tubular secretory failure may be secondary to deficient aldosterone or tubular insensitivity to this hormone. In either case glomerular insufficiency magnifies the problem. Increased potassium intake alone is a rare cause of increased serum potassium. The well… (More)


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