Respiratory Failure Secondary To Obstructive Uropathy
Dr. MTAbbas (MD) (MRCP)Senior Specialist Deptt. of Medicine,Hamad general Hospital PO Box 3050, Doha-Qatar Tel: 009745220486,Fax 009744392273 E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A 34 year-old male patient who presented for the first time with quadriparesis and type 2 respiratory failure, was found to have severe hypokalaemia (1.1 mmol/L) associated with renal failure, normal anion gap metabolic acidosis and respiratory acidosis .Imaging studies showed left hydronephrosis secondary to urinary bladder neck obstruction. Diagnosis of respiratory failure due to hypokalaemia, which resulted from obstructive uropathy, was established.
After relief from obstruction and administration of intravenous fluid and oral potassium supplement, his renal function and his serum potassium level was normalized, and his condition improved. On one of the following days, the patient was discharged.