Abstract Title:

[The hemorrhagic infarction of the cecum. A complication after the intake of potassium-chloride tablets (author's transl)].

Abstract Source:

Z Gastroenterol. 1980 Sep;18(9):470-3. PMID: 6969952

Abstract Author(s):

J Waninger


Case report of a 28 year old female patient who had a localized gangrene of the cecum after the intake of Kalinor-Dragées an enteric-coated potassium tablet. It is emphasized that the enteric-coated potassium-tablets have a higher complication rate of stenosis, ulceration and spontaneous perforation of the small bowel, than the slow-release tablets. One should remember potassium-chloride tablet as a possible causeof unexplained stenosis, localized gangrene, ulceration or perforation of the small bowel.

Study Type : Human Study
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