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Volume 4 Issue 8 - 2020
Electrolyte Disturbances as Causative Factors for Generalized Weakness in Emergency Department Patients
Sherif S Sultan*
Professor at Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Sherif S Sultan, Professor at Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Received: June 17, 2020; Published: July 08, 2020


Generalized weakness is a common complaint by patients visiting the emergency department. Differential diagnosis of weakness consists of a long list of diseases. In this review we highlight the generalized weakness when linked to electrolyte disturbances. General causes of every electrolyte disturbance are listed. The overall clinical manifestations of each electrolyte disturbance are described with special focus on symptoms and signs related to weakness and muscle affection. The link between the electrolyte concerned and weakness is explained.

Keywords: Generalized Weakness; Fatigue; Electrolyte Disturbances


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Citation: Sherif S Sultan. “Electrolyte Disturbances as Causative Factors for Generalized Weakness in Emergency Department Patients”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4.8 (2020): 33-40.

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