Hypokalaemia in alcoholic patients.

  title={Hypokalaemia in alcoholic patients.},
  author={Moses S Elisaf and Evangelos Liberopoulos and Eleni T. Bairaktari and Kostas Siamopoulos},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  volume={21 1},
Hypokalaemia is commonly found among the electrolyte abnormalities observed in chronic alcoholics. However, the underlying mechanisms of the decreased potassium levels are not well known. We undertook the present study to analyse the possible pathogenetic mechanisms of hypokalaemia in a large group of alcoholic patients (n = 127) admitted to our hospital for causes related to alcohol abuse. Serum potassium levels were significantly lower in alcoholic patients compared to the control population… CONTINUE READING
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