Ischemic muscle necrosis leading to life-threatening hyperkalemia. Case report and review of the literature

Sigrist, Nadja; Mosing, Martina (2006). Ischemic muscle necrosis leading to life-threatening hyperkalemia. Case report and review of the literature. Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K - Kleintiere, Heimtiere, 34(3), pp. 191-196. Schattauer 10.1055/s-0037-1622531

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Objective: Description of a cat with ischemic muscle necrosis that suffered from cardiopulmonary arrest due to hyperkalemia. Pathogenesis, clinical signs and therapy of ischemic muscle necrosis are discussed and possible causes, symptoms and treatment of hyperkalemia are shown. Material and methods: case report of a four-year-old male castrated domestic shorthair cat. Results: The cat was successfully resuscitated and hyperkalemia was treated with different treatment modalities. Conclusion: Ischemic muscle necrosis can lead to severe live-threatening hyperkalemia which has to be anticipated, monitored and treated adequately. Aggressive fluid therapy might be responsible for a higher risk of hyperkalemia in predisposed cases. Clinical relevance: Potassium concentrations and acid-base disturbances must be closely monitored in patients with ischemic muscle necrosis

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Sigrist, Nadja

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1434-1239

Publisher:

Schattauer

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:47

Last Modified:

10 Oct 2018 15:56

Publisher DOI:

10.1055/s-0037-1622531

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/19349 (FactScience: 1897)

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