Diabetes/Endocrinology and Metabolism
Hyperkalaemia is a common electrolyte disorder with potentially lethal consequences and can lead to life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias. Spurious hyperkalaemia, also known as pseudohyperkalaemia or factitious hyperkalaemiais, is also quite common in clinical practice and it's a source of avoidable emergency department visits or hospital admissions. We report a case in which alarming hyperkalaemia was found in a patient having Chronic Monomyelocytic Leukaemia on two different occasions, later diagnosed to be spurious.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2011). Spurious hyperkalaemia: an insight. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 61(3), 297-9.
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