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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(3), 91-92
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-3-11
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First-Aid Treatment of Hyperkalemia by Nebulised Salbutamol: An Experience in Pseudohypoaldosteronism

Yuichiro Imai1, Junji Takaya1, and Kazunari Kaneko1

1Department of Pediatrics, Kansai Medical University, 10-15 Fumizono-cho, Moriguchi, Osaka 570-8506, Japan

Pub. Date: February 25, 2015

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Yuichiro Imai, Junji Takaya and Kazunari Kaneko. First-Aid Treatment of Hyperkalemia by Nebulised Salbutamol: An Experience in Pseudohypoaldosteronism. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(3):91-92. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-3-11


In the present case with primary pseudohypoaldosteronism, severe hypekalemia was treated with salbutamol inhalation in acute phase. Transcellular hypokalemic effect of salbutamol is related to the activation of Na-K pump on the cell membrane. Although use of salbutamol inhalation in hyperkalemia was previously described, it has not been widely used. The administration of salbutamol by inhalation is a simple, safe and reasonably effective method for treatment of hyperkalemia even in children.

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