What does alkalosis suggest in patients with hypokalemia (low potassium level)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

Alkalosis suggests one of the following:

  • Vomiting
  • Bartter syndrome
  • Gitelman syndrome
  • Diuretic abuse
  • Mineralocorticoid excess

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