Severe hypophosphataemia induced by glucose-insulin-potassium therapy. A case report and proposal for altered protocol Academic Article uri icon


  • A case is described where severe hypophosphataemia was induced by a widely used protocol for glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) infusion. Hypophosphataemia was found to be a universal sequel to the use of this infusion. A new regimen for administering this agent was designed, and shown to lack the potentially serious side effect of phosphate depletion.

publication date

  • March 1988