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Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Leo C.L.B.,Jabatan Kardiologi | Leong W.S.,Jabatan Kardiologi | Tieh C.S.,Jabatan Kardiologi | Liew C.K.,Jabatan Kardiologi
Medical Journal of Malaysia | Year: 2011

Hyperkalaemia is a life threatening acute medical emergency. Patients with end stage renal failure are more prone to get hyperkalaemia as potassium is normally excreted via the kidneys. Therefore, patients with end stage renal failure should avoid food with high potassium contents. Bananas are well known to have high potassium content. However, the 'king of fruits' the durian, has higher potassium content compared to bananas. We describe a case of life threatening hyperkalaemia in a lady with end stage renal failure who ate durians prior to her presentation.

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