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Progress in Medical Sciences ISSN: 2577 - 2996

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Progress in Medical Sciences. 2021; 5(1):(45-109)

Severe Diarrhea Leading to Pre-Renal Kidney Injury and Hyperkalemia Secondary to Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid

Zohra R. Malik* and Zareen Razaq

Amoxcillin-clavulanic acid is a widely used drug for treatment of skin and upper respiratory tract infections. It has predictable pharmacokinetics and diarrhea is a well-known side effect. It rarely causes severe diarrhea in the absence of Clostridium Difficile infection. We present a case of severe diarrhea leading to pre-renal kidney injury and severe hyperkalemia.