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Severe illness, yellow skin. Low potassium, high liver enzymes. Serious condition?

Hello. My husband has been ill for three weeks now. He went to urgent care today and his blood work came back poor. The doc called us, reported he needs to go to ER now, that his potassium levels are 2, that he could die. Doc also said his liver enzymes are very high as well, along with his his blood pressure being 140/90. He is 35, yellow skin, and very ill. What are the most common diagnosis for this type of situation? We are at ER now but the wait time to be seen is about two hours. I am concerned, don t want to think the worst, but want to be better informed and prepared for what this might mean for my husband s current health and long term health. Thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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Dear Friend.
Welcome to HCM.
This seems to be serious
He might be suffering from Acute Liver Injury that is Jaundice
He requires Further evaluation:
1. Hemogram
2. KFT
3. LFT
4. Viral Markers.
5. Ultrasound Abdomen.
6. Malaria Antigen.
7. Coagulation Profile.

Treatment should be initiated on basis of clinical examination.
Review with reports.
Stay Healthy
Answered: Fri, 30 May 2014
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