Reefeeding syndrome

Apart from the deranged phosphate and other electrolytes, How would you recognise someone in reefeeding syndrome? Do they present a clinical phenotype?

Authored By Dr David Zebedee on Tuesday 14th January 2014

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lydia87
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Core / Specialist / Gp Trainee
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Posted over 6 years ago

No there's no specific 'phenotype' as such. It's a clinical syndrome identified by biochemical abnormalities caused by severe fluid and electrolyte shifts, due to initiating nutritional support in malnourished patients. The biochemical

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Jan Modric
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Posted about 6 years ago

Refeeding syndrome typically occurs after intravenous glucose infusion in individuals after prolonged starvation, mostly due to chronic alcoholism and anorexia nervosa, or after insulin injection in previously untreated diabetes.

Symptoms of

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