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Postpartum hyperkalemia associated with magnesium sulfate.

Authors
  • Iglesias, Marie-Hélène
  • Giesbrecht, Ellen M
  • von Dadelszen, Peter
  • Magee, Laura A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hypertension in pregnancy
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
30
Issue
4
Pages
481–484
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/10641955.2010.484082
PMID: 20701474
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report the case of a woman who first received MgSO(4) for eclampsia prophylaxis and then was treated with MgSO(4) for eclampsia. She developed hyperkalemia without severe renal failure or another explanation. We recommend close monitoring, including serial measurements of electrolytes, when MgSO(4) is administered for eclampsia prophylaxis or treatment.

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