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hypokalaemia     低鉀症               (in English and Chinese 中英文)

Edited by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu 朱興國編譯

Abnormally low potassium concentration on the blood, can result from loss by renal secretion due to renal disease, drug actions like diuretic, amphotericin B (Fungizone), or corticosteroid therapy, dialysis or mechanical suction of gastrointestinal secretions, vomiting, diarrhea or hormone imbalance. In severe cases cardiac arrhythmias and death might result.

For interfering factors and clinical implications, also see Potassium.



See: Food high in potassium


See: hypokalemic periodic paralysis


異常低的血液鉀濃度,可能是因腎臟疾病導致腎臟分泌造成的損失,藥物作用, 如利尿劑,兩性黴素B,或皮質類固醇治療,透析或機械抽吸胃腸道分泌物,嘔吐,腹瀉或激素失衡。在嚴重的情況下可能會導致心律失常和死亡。

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