Death in Potassium Deficiency
Report of a Case Including Morphologic Findings
Autopsy of a patient with the sprue syndrome dying in hypokalemia revealed the myocardial and renal lesions of potassium deficiency. Similar renal changes are described under various names in the recent literature. It is suggested that they result from potassium deficiency since they occurred in patients who died with disorders commonly associated with electrolyte imbalance.
- © 1952 American Heart Association, Inc.