Mineralocorticoid effects of high dose hydrocortisone

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6999.260b (Published 22 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:260
  1. Naveed A Sattar,
  2. Allan Gaw
  1. Registrar in pathological biochemistry Clinical lecturer Department of Pathological Biochemistry, University of Glasgow, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF


    EDITOR,--In their recent Lesson of the Week B H Ramsahoye and colleagues highlight the mineralocorticoid effect of high dose hydrocortisone as the principal factor that resulted in the fall in serum potassium concentrations (2.9 to 2.0 mmol/l) in their patient. …

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