Nephrology Question 10

A 74 year male was last noted to have a creatinine of 86 micromol/L 2 days prior to presentation. On presentation, his creatinine is 186 micromol/L and his potassium is 7.6 mmol/L.

Is this degree of hyperkalemia expected in this case of acute renal failure?

Name 4 conditions which may present with acute renal failure and severe hyperkalemia (higher than generally expected in acute renal failure). Hint: think of intracellular sources of potassium.

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