Life-threatening hypophosphatemia in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia

D. Aderka, Y. Shoenfeld, M. Santo, S. Berliner, M. Shaklai, A. Weinberger, J. Pinkhas

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Abstract

A patient with acute myelogenous leukemia developed severe hypophosphatemia manifesting by extreme weakness, confusion, loss of sphincter control, nuchal rigidity, hyperesthesia, hemolysis, congestive heart failure and liver dysfunction. The possible causes for this condition were starvation, parenteral glucose and saline administration, sepsis, hypokalemia and treatment with acetazolamide. A dramatic improvement was noted following phosphate administration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalActa Haematologica
Volume64
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

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