Excessive cola-based drink consumption as a criminal for hypokalemia and rhabdomyolysis
Unal Akoglu, Ebru
Cimilli Öztürk, Tuba
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A 33-year-old man was admitted to our emergency department with leg pain. His serum potassium level was 2.3 mmol/L. Laboratory tests ruled out renal potassium wasting. A dietary history revealed that he had been consuming at least 1 liter of cola per day for several months. We present a case of hypokalaemic myopathy induced by chronic cola-based drink consuming.