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Kaliopenic nephropathy revisited

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Item Type:Review
Title:Kaliopenic nephropathy revisited
Creators Name:Elitok, S. and Bieringer, M. and Schneider, W. and Luft, F.C.
Abstract:In the 'older' literature, a definitive renal pathology was described in patients with long-standing hypokalaemia and depletion of the body's potassium reserves. The topic is relevant because possibly a quite cheaply reversible element in the course of chronic kidney disease progression could be addressed. Earlier, pathologists drew attention to vacuolar changes in renal tubular epithelium accompanied by inflammatory interstitial changes in patients with potassium losses. The diagnostic term 'kaliopenic nephropathy' was coined to describe such patients. Kaliopenic nephropathy now receives less emphasis than in earlier times. However, with eating disorders, laxative abuse and other potential causes, we suggest that the syndrome should be resurrected.
Keywords:Bisacodyl, Hypokalaemia, Laxatives, Melanosis Coli, Potassium
Source:Clinical Kidney Journal
ISSN:2048-8505
Publisher:Oxford University Press (U.K.)
Volume:9
Number:4
Page Range:543-546
Date:August 2016
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1093/ckj/sfv154
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