Attending Rounds: Attending RoundsAttending Rounds Patient with Hypokalemia and Metabolic AcidosisRastegar, Asghar Author Information Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut Correspondence: Dr. Asghar Rastegar, Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, 1074 LMP, P.O. Box 208030, New Haven, CT 06520-8030; Phone: 203-737-2078, Fax: 203-785-7030; E-mail: . Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 6(10):p 2516-2521, October 2011. | DOI: 10.2215/CJN.04150511 Buy Metrics Abstract Summary Hypokalemic paralysis represents a medical emergency requiring both rapid diagnosis and treatment. In this Attending Rounds a patient with hypokalemia and metabolic acidosis is presented to emphasize the role of routine laboratory studies in the assessment of such patients so that a correct diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment can be initiated promptly. Copyright © 2011 The Authors. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.