Urinary Potassium Loss in Children With Acute Liver Failure and Acute Viral Hepatitis

  title={Urinary Potassium Loss in Children With Acute Liver Failure and Acute Viral Hepatitis},
  author={Vidyut Bhatia and Anjali Dhawan and Narendra K. Arora and Prashant Mathur and Manoja Kumar Das and Mohammad Irshad},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition},
Objectives: The aim of the present study was to determine urinary potassium (K+) loss (as measured by fractional excretion of K+ [FEK] and transtubular K+ gradient [TTKG]) in children with acute liver failure (ALF) and acute viral hepatitis (AVH) at the time of presentation to the hospital and day 45 of follow-up. Methods: Twenty-five patients with ALF and 84 patients with AVH were worked up for clinical features, liver function tests, and hepatitis viral infections and monitored for outcome… 
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