How does rehydration therapy cause hypokalemia in cholera?

Updated: Feb 03, 2021
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Rehydration therapy with bicarbonate-containing fluids can also produce hypocalcemia by decreasing the proportion of serum calcium that is ionized. Chvostek and Trousseau signs are often present, and spontaneous tetanic contractions can occur.


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