Large phosphate shifts with treatment for hyperglycemia.


Although hypophosphatemia is known to commonly accompany therapy for hyperglycemia, it is not generally appreciated that severe life-threatening depletion of phosphate may occur. I followed up two patients who had precipitous drops during intravenous insulin therapy for diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar nonketotic state. The patient with diabetic… (More)


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@article{Bohannon1989LargePS, title={Large phosphate shifts with treatment for hyperglycemia.}, author={Nancy J. V. Bohannon}, journal={Archives of internal medicine}, year={1989}, volume={149 6}, pages={1423-5} }