Volume 28
Number 5
Nov 2020
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Case Reports
Y. Özdemir, N. Kooijman, J. van Os, A. Braber

We present a case of a 36-year-old woman who developed severe electrolyte deficiencies following treatment with intravenous colistin for three months due to hip prosthesis infection with a multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The metabolic abnormalities, which resembled those of Bartter syndrome, reversed after the colistin treatment was discontinued. A Bartter- like syndrome has been described following use of antibiotics such as aminoglycosides. However, few cases of an acquired form of Bartter-like syndrome are documented following use of colistin.

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