M. A. MIR, M.B., M.R.C.P.; B. BRABIN, M.B., Ch.B.; O. T. TANG, M.B., M.R.C.P.; M. J. LEYLAND, M.R.C.P.; I. W. DELAMORE, Ph.D., F.R.C.P.E.
Potassium balance studies were carried out in 32 consecutive patients with acute myeloid leukaemia and its variants. Serum K level fell below 3.5 meq/litre in 19 (59%) of these patients at some stage of their illness. There was no correlation between urinary and serum lysozyme (muramidase) concentrations and the low serum K level. In addition to the unexplained urinary K loss, there appear to be other factors contributing to the development of hypokalaemia.
MIR MA, BRABIN B, TANG OT, LEYLAND MJ, DELAMORE IW. Hypokalaemia in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Ann Intern Med. ;82:54–57. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-1-54
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(1):54-57.
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