VINCENT BERONIADE, M.D., D.SC.; LOUISE CORNEILLE, M.D.; BOULOS HARAOUI, M.D.
To the editor: When the article by Tan and associates (1) appeared in the May 1979 issue, we had just seen a similar case.
An 82-year-old woman was receiving 25 mg of indomethacin four times a day and 10 grains of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) four times a day for rheumatoid arthritis. She had just developed an isoniazid polyneuritis and was on rifampicin-ethambutol therapy for active pulmonary tuberculosis. High blood pressure and edema secondary to indomethacin were controlled with furosemide, 40 mg daily. Renal function deterioration and hyperkalemia (highest value, 7.4 meq/L) resistant to sodium polystryrene sulfonate (Kayexalate; Winthrop Laboratories, New
BERONIADE V, CORNEILLE L, HARAOUI B. Indomethacin-Induced Inhibition of Prostaglandin with Hyperkalemia. Ann Intern Med. ;91:499–500. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-3-499_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(3):499-500.
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