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.
▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to M. A. Mir, M.B., M.R.C.P., University Department of Haematology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL, United Kingdom.
MIR MA, BRABIN B, TANG OT, LEYLAND MJ, DELAMORE IW. Hypokalaemia in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:54-57. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-1-54
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(1):54-57.
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.
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