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Reasons Why a Patient with Addison's Disease May Not Have Hyperkalemia

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Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Many patients with Addison's disease have a deficiency in both glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid hormones, which is associated with hyperkalemia. A patient with Addison's disease may have a low or normal potassium if certain conditions are present.

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