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Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2

Other Names for this Disease
  • Chloride shunt syndrome
  • Gordon hyperkalemia-hypertension syndrome
  • Hyperpotassemia and hypertension familial
  • PHA2
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Psuedohypoaldosteronism type 2 is an inborn error of metabolism.[1] It is characterized by high blood pressure, high levels of potassium in the body, and metabolic acidosis.[2] It is caused by mutations in the WNK1 or WNK4 gene.[2] Treatment may involve dietary restriction of sodium and hydrochlorothiazide.[3]
Last updated: 12/2/2011


  1. Pseudohypoaldosteronism. National Library of Medicine - Medical Subject Headings. 2008; Accessed 12/2/2011.
  2. Greenbaum LA. Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF eds. Kliegman: Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 18th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2007;
  3. Ferry RJ. Pseudohypoaldosteronism. eMedicine. 2010; Accessed 12/2/2011.
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