What is the role of a diuretic screen in the workup of metabolic alkalosis?

Updated: Dec 10, 2020
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Obtain a urine diuretics screen to exclude surreptitious diuretic use in patients having unexplained hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis.


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