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Cola-Induced Hypokalemia-A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  23186978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: To describe an unusual and underappreciated cause for hypokalemia.Methods: This is a case report and review of the literatureResults: Ingestion of massive amounts of cola containing beverages can lead to severe hypokalemia through several pathophysiologic mechanisms. These purtubations include osmotic diarrhea, osmotic diuresis and hyperinsulinemia secondary to hyperglycemia with resultant cellular shifts in potassium. These effects are magnified by concommittent high levels of caffeine.Conclusion: Ingestion of large quantities of cola containing beverages should be added to differential diagnosis for severe hypokalemia.
Rajeev Sharma; Helena A Guber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1934-2403     ISO Abbreviation:  Endocr Pract     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607439     Medline TA:  Endocr Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Endocrinology, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
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