Life threatening hyperkalemia in a neonate with pseudo-hypoaldosteronism.

Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 is a rare disorder characterized by renal resistance to aldosterone which may present with a salt wasting crisis in infancy. We report a neonate with hyponatremia, severe dehydration and refractory life threatening hyperkalemia who was treated with dietary sodium chloride supplementation, potassium binding resins and fluid replacement therapy which proved to be lifesaving.
AuthorsShehla Choudhry, Yawar Najam
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association (J Pak Med Assoc) Vol. 62 Issue 3 Pg. 287-8 (Mar 2012) ISSN: 0030-9982 [Print] Pakistan
PMID22764468 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Polystyrenes
  • Sodium Chloride
  • polystyrene sulfonic acid
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Fludrocortisone
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fludrocortisone (therapeutic use)
  • Fluid Therapy
  • Humans
  • Hyperkalemia (diagnosis, therapy)
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Polystyrenes (therapeutic use)
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism (diagnosis, therapy)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (therapeutic use)
  • Sodium Chloride (therapeutic use)

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