Potassium levels

Description: Treatment with corticosteroids may cause a mild decrease in blood potassium levels (serum potassium levels) but this has never been clearly demonstrated.

Frequency: Unknown

Prevention/treatment: Some doctors routinely combine the corticosteroid therapy with potassium supplementation.

Screening: When required, a blood test may assess the blood level of potassium.

Useful references
  • Gennari FJ. Hypokalemia. N Engl J Med. 1998

lastest update : August 02 2017