How is hyperkalemia managed in acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN)?

Updated: Dec 05, 2018
  • Author: Rajendra Bhimma, MBChB, MD, PhD, DCH (SA), FCP(Paeds)(SA), MMed(Natal); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Hyperkalemia is managed according to standard protocols. In patients with deteriorating kidney function (urea >35.7 mmol/l, intractable hyperkalemia and severe fluid overload with oligo-anuria, dialysis is indicated. The type of dialysis is dependent on the local expertise and by access to the various forms of therapy.

See also Acute Glomerulonephritis, Emergent Management of Acute Glomerulonephritis, and Rheumatic Heart Disease.


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