Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis/hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state
  • Drug-related decreased cellular entry or increased cellular exit of potassium
  • Potassium supplementation with underlying renal dysfunction
  • Drug-related reduced urinary potassium excretion

Uncommon

  • Acute kidney failure
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Addison disease
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism
  • Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
  • Tumor lysis syndrome
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Pseudohyperkalemia
  • Ureterojejunostomy

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Associate Professor

Kidney Institute

The University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City

KS

Disclosures

SGY declares that she has no competing interests.

Dr Sri G. Yarlagadda would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Domenic Sica, a previous contributor to this monograph. DS declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Assistant Professor

Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Nephrology

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Iowa City

IA

Disclosures

MS declares that he has no competing interests.

Consultant Nephrologist

Royal London Hospital

London

UK

Disclosures

RT declares that he has no competing interests.

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