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Renal and cardiac lesions in potassium deficiency due to chronic diarrhea

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      Abstract

      • 1.
        1. A case of chronic diarrhea is reported which exhibited clinical, laboratory and electrocardiographic evidence of potassium deficiency.
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        2. Death occurred during intravenous infusion of 10 per cent glucose in the presence of an established potassium deficit.
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        3. The focal myocardial necrosis, cellular infiltration and fibrosis, focal endocarditis and marked hydropic degeneration of the renal tubules found at necropsy are identical to those lesions reported in potassium deficient animals.
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