Spurious Electrolyte Disorders: A Diagnostic Challenge for Clinicians

  title={Spurious Electrolyte Disorders: A Diagnostic Challenge for Clinicians},
  author={George Liamis and Evangelos Liberopoulos and Fotis Barkas and Moses S Elisaf},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  volume={38 1},
Spurious electrolyte disorders refer to an artifactually elevated or decreased serum electrolyte values that do not correspond to their actual systemic levels. When a clinician is confronted with a case of electrolyte disturbance, the first question should be whether it is an artifact. Spurious electrolyte disorders (pseudohyponatremia, pseudohypernatremia, pseudohypokalemia, pseudohyperkalemia, pseudohypomagnesemia, pseudohypophosphatemia, pseudohyperphosphatemia, pseudohypocalcemia and… CONTINUE READING
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