Electrolytes: Test your skills with these 5 questions
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Randolph Pearson, MD, FAAFP, FACSM, is a Professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education for the College of Human Medicine, East Lansing. He is the Senior Associate Director of the Sparrow/MSU Family Medicine Residency and team physician for MSU Football.

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A 70-year-old man is hospitalized for severe malnutrition. As part of his treatment regimen, you begin the patient on total parenteral nutrition.

For which of the following electrolyte abnormalities should you be particularly vigilant?

Hyperkalemia.

Hypermagnesemia.

Hypocalcemia.

Hypophosphatemia.

This quiz is not accredited for CME.

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