Summary of Hypokalemia
Flashcards on Hypokalemia
Hypokalemia (decreases/increases) the severity of digoxin toxicity.
Questions on Hypokalemia
A 24-year-old male comes to the health clinic because of frequency, urgency, and burning on urination. The patient has significant history of multiple urinary tract infections and polyuria for the last 10 years. Upon physical examination you notice he is short of stature, no other significant findings. His temperature is 37°C (98.6°F), pulse is 70/min, respirations 18/min and a blood pressure of 124/78 mm Hg. Ultrasound imagining of the kidneys is unremarkable. Blood tests show a normal BUN and creatinine concentration, hypokalemia and hypophosphatemia. Urinalysis shows:
Which of the following best explains the patient’s presentation?