Fast Five Quiz: Electrolyte Disorders

Fast Five Quiz: Electrolyte Disorders

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Vecihi Batuman, MD

March 23, 2021

Although mild electrolyte disorders may be asymptomatic, imbalances may cause significant and serious symptoms, including heart problems, neurologic issues, and gastrointestinal concerns. Electrolyte disorders include those due to sodium levels (hyponatremia, hypernatremia), potassium levels (hypokalemia, hyperkalemia), and calcium (hypocalcemia, hypercalcemia).

Do you know key aspects of the presentation of these conditions, as well as best practices for workup and treatment? Make sure you are prepared to recognize and care for patients with common electrolyte disturbances with this quick quiz.

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Cite this: Vecihi Batuman. Fast Five Quiz: Electrolyte Disorders – Medscape – Mar 23, 2021.

Huberwald Professor of Medicine, Section of Nephrology-Hypertension, Tulane University School of Medicine; Chief, Renal Section, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, New Orleans, Louisiana

Disclosure: Vecihi Batuman, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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