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Hypothermia-Induced Hypokalemia

Published:November 08, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.09.054
      A 36-year-old man with a history of juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma of the optic pathway, which was diagnosed at age 13 and treated with surgical resection followed by chemotherapy and radiation for progression in his mid-20s with resultant panhypopituitarism, presented to the hospital in early spring with progressive but intermittent muscle aches and weakness of 2 months’ duration. He denied vomiting or excessive diarrhea. The panhypopituitarism had been well-managed on supplemental hormone therapy.
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