TITLE

Recurrent metabolic alkalosis and elevated troponins after crack cocaine use in a hemodialysis patient

AUTHOR(S)
Diskin, Charles J.; Stokes, Thomas J.; Dansby, Linda M.; Radcliff, Lautrec; Carter, Thomas B.
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Clinical & Experimental Nephrology;Jun2006, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p156
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
When acid-base disorders have been described after cocaine use, they are usually metabolic acidosis. We report a case of recurrent crack cocaine use associated with severe metabolic alkalosis on two successive admissions, in a patient in renal failure on hemodialysis and with minimal urine output, despite no history of vomiting or alkali ingestion. The metabolic alkalosis did not recur after counseling and abstention from cocaine.
ACCESSION #
21288150

 

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