oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The pathogenesis of electrolyte disturbances, with special reference to acute and chronic renal failure

Volume 12, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In conclusion, one would stress the following guides to treatment of electrolyte disorders: firstly, individual therapy; secondly, the replacement of large losses, with due regard to their composition; thirdly, the recognition and judicious treatment of potassium deficiency; fourthly, the avoidance of large quantities of intravenous saline or glucose without knowledge of the patient's fluid and salt loss; and lastly, the dangers of overloading the circulation in old patients and children.

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