PETER E. TUYNMAN, M.D.; SEYMOUR K. WILHELM, M.D.
The clinical syndrome relative to an abnormally low concentration of serum potassium has been definitely associated with certain cases of diabetic acidosis.
Three cases of hypopotassiumemia following diabetic acidosis have been reported, one case by Holler1 and two cases by Nicholson and Branning.2 In these three cases there was good response to therapy of the acidosis, only to be followed shortly by generalized muscular weakness accompanied by progressive respiratory difficulty. In each case the potassium concentration of the serum was found to be decreased and in the two cases which received potassium the clinical response was striking. The third patient
TUYNMAN PE, WILHELM SK. POTASSIUM DEFICIENCY ASSOCIATED WITH DIABETIC ACIDOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;29:356–361. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-2-356
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(2):356-361.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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