Potassium chloride poisoning
Excess potassium is physiologically excreted by the kidneys. Therefore, serum potassium is much more likely to reach toxic levels in patients with significant renal disease. Due to gastrointestinal regulatory mechanisms, poisoning is more likely to occur with IV potassium administration.
Emergent treatment includes IV calcium, insulin, and bicarbonate. Albuterol, potassium-binding agents, and hemodialysis are sometimes used.
T50.3X4A – Poisoning by electrolytic, caloric and water-balance agents, undetermined, initial encounter
7895008 – Poisoning by drug AND/OR medicinal substance
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