Suicide attempt using potassium tablets for congenital chloride diarrhea: A case report

@article{Iijima2020SuicideAU,
  title={Suicide attempt using potassium tablets for congenital chloride diarrhea: A case report},
  author={Shigeo Iijima},
  journal={World Journal of Clinical Cases},
  year={2020},
  volume={8},
  pages={1463 - 1470}
}
  • S. Iijima
  • Published 26 April 2020
  • Medicine
  • World Journal of Clinical Cases
BACKGROUND Congenital chloride diarrhea (CCD) is a rare inherited disorder of intestinal electrolyte transport that results in a large wastage of electrolytes and water. Advances in substitution therapy using sodium chloride (NaCl) and potassium chloride (KCl) have dramatically improved survival for patients with CCD. Slow-release KCl is widely prescribed as a potassium supplement; however, it has also occasionally been used in suicide attempts, as potassium poisoning can generate life… 
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