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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1127-1128
Pregnancy predisposes to rhabdomyolysis due to hypokalemia


Department of Endocrinology, Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad, India

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Jayaraman Muthukrishnan
Department of Endocrinology, Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad, 500001
India
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Increased predilection for hypokalemia-induced rhabdomyolysis has been noted in pregnant women. We managed a woman with distal renal tubular acidosis (RTA) with persistent hypokalemia who presented with recurrent rhabdomyolysis in her consecutive pregnancies despite adequate potassium citrate therapy.


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