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Hyperkalemia and digoxin toxicity in a patient with kidney failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8839532     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hyperkalemia resulting from digoxin toxicity is a well-recognized phenomenon. We report a case in which hyperkalemia, bradycardia, and hypotension were unresponsive to standard therapy but appeared to respond to digoxin-specific antibodies (Fab). This case highlights the importance of a high index of suspicion for digoxin toxicity as a potential cause of refractory hyperkalemia.
F Fenton; A J Smally; J Laut
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-29     Completed Date:  1996-10-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  440-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Connecticut Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine, Hartford, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Digoxin / adverse effects*
Hyperkalemia / chemically induced*
Kidney Failure, Chronic / drug therapy*
Middle Aged
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Comment In:
Ann Emerg Med. 1997 May;29(5):696; author reply 696-7   [PMID:  9140262 ]
Ann Emerg Med. 1997 May;29(5):694-5; author reply 696-7   [PMID:  9140260 ]
Ann Emerg Med. 1997 May;29(5):695-6; author reply 696-7   [PMID:  9140261 ]

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