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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 458049, 3 pages
Case Report

Self-Inflicted Hyperkalemia: A Case Report

Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida 1329 SW 16th Street, P.O. Box 100186, Gainesville, FL 32610-0186, USA

Received 5 February 2012; Accepted 3 April 2012

Academic Editors: R. Alaghehbandan, Y. Inoue, and W. Mauritz

Copyright © 2012 Nathaniel Lisenbee et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a case of a potentially lethal ingestion of potassium pills. After presentation, we briefly review the epidemiology and pathology of hyperkalemia.