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Table 2—

Typical total body deficits of water and electrolytes in DKA and HHS*

Total water (l) 
Water (ml/kg) 100 100–200 
Na+ (mEq/kg) 7–10 5–13 
Cl (mEq/kg) 3–5 5–15 
K+ (mEq/kg) 3–5 4–6 
PO4 (mmol/kg) 5–7 3–7 
Mg++ (mEq/kg) 1–2 1–2 
Ca++ (mEq/kg) 1–2 1–2 
Total water (l) 
Water (ml/kg) 100 100–200 
Na+ (mEq/kg) 7–10 5–13 
Cl (mEq/kg) 3–5 5–15 
K+ (mEq/kg) 3–5 4–6 
PO4 (mmol/kg) 5–7 3–7 
Mg++ (mEq/kg) 1–2 1–2 
Ca++ (mEq/kg) 1–2 1–2 
*

Data are from Ennis et al. (15) and Kreisberg (8);

Per kilogram of body weight.

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