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Metabolic alkalosis and myoclonus.

Authors
  • Simons, P
  • Nadra, I
  • McNally, P G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Postgraduate medical journal
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2003
Volume
79
Issue
933
Pages
414–415
Identifiers
PMID: 12897223
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This is the first case reported of vomiting-induced metabolic alkalosis associated with myoclonus. The report describes an unusual presentation of myoclonus secondary to acid-base disturbance caused by recreational drug-induced vomiting. The severe derangement of hyponatraemia, hypokalaemia, and alkalosis appears to have been reasonably well tolerated due to the gradual onset and relatively long history. The causes, mechanism, and management of metabolic alkalosis are discussed.

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