Spurious hyperkalaemia: An insight

Khawaja Salman Zaki, Uzma Majid, Najmul Islam

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Hyperkalaemia is a common electrolyte disorder with potentially lethal consequences and can lead to life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias. Spurious hyperkalaemia, also known as pseudohyperkalaemia or factitious hyperkalaemiais, is also quite common in clinical practice and it's a source of avoidable emergency department visits or hospital admissions. We report a case in which alarming hyperkalaemia was found in a patient having Chronic Monomyelocytic Leukaemia on two different occasions, later diagnosed to be spurious.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • Cardiac dysrhythmia
  • Spurious hyperkalaemia


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