Hypophosphatemic encephalopathy in a CAPD patient

Mohammad R. Ardalan, Leili Pourafkari, R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja

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Severe refeeding hypophosphatemia has been reported in infants and adults on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. We report an episode of transient encephalopathy and cardiac suppression in a diabetic, malnourished end-stage renal disease patient undergoing peritoneal dialysis with a glucosebased solution, which was associated with severe hypophosphatemia. Further investigation revealed an adynamic bone disease. The potential factors precipitating this episode of hypophosphatemia are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)492-494
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Encephalopathy
  • Hypophosphatemia
  • Peritoneal dialysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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