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Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes
Case Number Eight Background Information Potassium abnormalities are common problems in emergency medicine. Most of a patient's potassium is contained intracellularly, with only a small fraction remaining in the extracellular fluid. Hyperkalemia is defined as a serum potassium level greater than 5.5 mEq/L and generally occurs either due to decreased excretion of potassium or to increased potassium secretion into the extracellular space. Potassium excretion may be impaired by renal failure,doi:10.1002/9781119968573.ch13 fatcat:yy4mhunecrecpauamco2bzzge4