Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hypokalemia Evaluation

The evaluation of hypokalemia begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings may include:

The diagnosis of hypokalemia can only be confirmed through testing.

Tests may include:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hypokalemia References
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