Potassium levels

2019-02-20T14:47:24+00:00February 7th, 2019|

Potassium level

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 : February 20 2019