Furosemide-Induced Severe Hypokalemia With Rhabdomyolysis Without Cardiac Arrest

Wolfgang Ruisz; Claudia Stöllberger; Josef Finsterer; Franz Weidinger


BMC Womens Health. 2013;13(30) 

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This case shows that furosemide-induced severe hypokalemia may present without cardiac arrest, may be survived without sequelae and may be accompanied by transient rhabdomyolysis. Chronic furosemide abuse in order to lose weight has to be considered even in underweight individuals, especially if they have a psychiatric instability or work in health care institutions.