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Severe hypophosphatemia—a hospital survey

L Larsson, K Rebel, B Sörbo
Acta Medica Scandinavica 1983, 214 (3): 221-3
Eleven patients with a serum phosphate concentration below 0.3 mmol/l were detected in a prospective study of severe hypophosphatemia carried out over 7 weeks on 13 579 adult inpatients. For only one of these patients had a serum phosphate determination been requested by the ward, whereas the remaining cases of severe hypophosphatemia were detected as a result of the study. The most common cause of unexpected severe hypophosphatemia was chronic alcoholism.

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