A CASE REPORT ON ENTERIC FEVER INDUCED HYPOPHOSPHATEMIA


Jinu Joy, Sanooja Thampi, Gireesh Kumar, Sreekrishnan Tp, Ajith V

Abstract


ABSTRACT
Hypophosphatemia is critical ill patients are a common entity which causes unnoticed most of the time. This can lead to considerable morbidity and in
some cases contribute to mortality. A 20-year-old female patient presented to Emergency Medicine with complaints of diarrhea, breathing difficulty, and
tachypnea. Her routine electrolyte investigation showed low phosphate level. Once hypophosphatemia was corrected with intravenous phosphorous,
patient became symptomatically better. In this study, we encounter that enteric fever can also be a factor for symptomatic hypophosphatemia and
it should be corrected even if it is mild. Therefore, this case emphasis on importance of correcting symptomatic hypophosphatemia in critically ill
patients.
Keywords: Enteric fever, Hypophosphatemia, Emergency medicine.


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About this article

Title

A CASE REPORT ON ENTERIC FEVER INDUCED HYPOPHOSPHATEMIA

Date

01-07-2016

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 9 Issue 4 July 2016 Page: 3-4

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Jinu Joy
Amrita Vishwavidhaypeetham University
India

Sanooja Thampi

Gireesh Kumar

Sreekrishnan Tp

Ajith V


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