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hypokalemia caused by 4 D:

1-diarrhea
2-diabetes mellitus ...( insulin therapy )
3-digitalis
4-diuretics
good luck:)
thanks for sharing! I got some additionale information which one could include into you mnemonic (resource is master the bords third edition from Kaplan page 509), please feel free to comment:);)

diarrhea and GI losses
diseases with increased aldosterone (e.g. Conn syndrome, Cushing syndrome, Licorice, disease of loop of Henle (Bartter syndrome))
drugs: diuretics, ß agonists (stimulate Na-K ATPase), insulin therapy, digitalis
decreased pH (alkalosis)
distal and proximal RTA
decreased intake (very rare)
 
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