Hypokalemic nephropathy in anorexia nervosa

Chih-Chia Liang; Hung-Chieh Yeh
August 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, pE761
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 25 year old woman who was admitted to a hospital for weakness of two month's duration. She had a history of repeated admissions for hypokalemia caused by self-induced vomiting and abuse of laxatives. Her medical screening revealed chronic hypokalemia, which is commonly caused by purging behaviors or abuse of laxatives or diuretics.


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