LILLIAN D. DUNSMORE, M.D.; RUSSELL S. BOLES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It is the purpose of this case presentation to emphasize the importance of metabolic alkalosis, to demonstrate such a case precipitated and augmented by an illness frequently encountered in clinical practice, and to report an electrolyte abnormality of unusual severity with survival.
A 38 year old white female was admitted to Philadelphia General Hospital, on the service of Dr. Boles, on May 20, 1955, with grand mal seizures of 12 hours' duration. Past history revealed a hospitalization six months previously for cholecystitis and cholelithiasis, for which she had refused surgery. Following discharge the patient, a chronic alcoholic, became
DUNSMORE LD, BOLES RS. HYPOKALEMIC ALKALOSIS WITH AN UNUSUAL BLOOD CHLORIDE LEVEL1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:415–420. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-2-415
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(2):415-420.
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