Potassium depletion and rhabdomyolysis

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6921.136b (Published 08 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:136
  1. A J Larner
  1. Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3DY.

    EDITOR, - In his report of rhabdomyolysis complicating the diabetic hyperosmolar state G M Lord discusses the possible causes of muscle cell injury and concludes that hypophosphataemia, though relevant, is insufficient by itself to cause rhabdomyolysis.1 Deficiency of total body potassium - a frequent complication …

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