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Chronic Persistent Hypokalaemia in Children

This study evaluated the causes of chronic persistent hypokaelemia in children at the University of Jordan. The most common cause of normotensive hypokalaemic metabolic alkalosis was Bartter syndrome.The most common cause of hypokalaemic metabolic acidosis was distal renal tubular acidosis.


Objective: Chronic hypokalaemia is a cause of morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study is to determine the aetiology of chronic hypokalaemia in children at a tertiary care hospital setting.

Methods: Retrospective medical record review of consecutive cases of persistent chronic hypokalaemia of more than three months duration.

30 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 27 Apr, 2017


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