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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-22

Hyponatremia and hypokalemia in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient


Department of Nephrology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati - 517501, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
V Siva Kumar
Department of Nephrology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati - 517 501, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.35017

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Patients on dialysis cannot independently regulate salt and water removal. Although hypokalemia has been reported to occur in 10-36% of peritoneal dialysis patients, hyponatremia is uncommon. We describe a rare case in whom hyponatremia and hypokalemia developed while on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and discuss the management.






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