WHAT IS IT?
Hyperphosphatemia refers to high levels of phosphate in the serum (> 4.5 mg/dL).
WHAT CAUSES IT?
Possible causes of this condition can fall into several categories (outlined below):
- Decreased excretion: renal disease
- Increased release from cells: trauma + tissue catabolism
- Increased Intake:
WHAT IS THE INTIAL PRESENTATION FOR THIS CONDITION?
Patient Complaints (Chief Complaints):
- Often asymptomatic
Detection On Medical Studies:
CLINICAL WORKUP: SERUM STUDIES
WHAT IS OUR THRESHOLD FOR DIAGNOSIS?
HOW DO WE MANAGE A PATIENT WITH THIS DIAGNOSIS?
The treatment of hyperphosphatemia is elaborated upon more below:
ARCHIVE OF STANDARDIZED EXAM QUESTIONS
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