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Electrolytes in Refeeding

Sodium must be given carefully to prevent overexpansion of the extracellular fluid

Additional phosphorus is required when refeeding

250-500 mg/day up to 5 to 7 days may be needed to replenish

Potassium serum levels should be in the high normal range with 80 to 120 mEq/day needed

Magnesium and thiamin also should be given

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