Eur J Pediatr 1992 Jul;151(7):497-8
Department of Paediatrics, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Pseudohyperkalaemia was observed in 3 of 16 patients with Kawasaki disease showing remarkably increased platelet counts. Their plasma potassium concentration, which is not affected by in vitro coagulation, was in the normal range despite the increased serum level. A significant correlation was observed between the platelet count and the increase in the serum potassium level resulting from blood coagulation, which was estimated by subtracting the plasma potassium level from the serum level. Read More