Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2
Other Names for this Disease
- Hyperpotassemia and hypertension familial
- Gordon hyperkalemia-hypertension syndrome
- Chloride shunt syndrome
- Familial hyperkalemic hypertension
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Tests & Diagnosis
Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2 is usually diagnosed in adults. Unexplained hyperkalemia may be the presenting symptom and Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2 may be diagnosed after common causes of hyperkalemia have been ruled out. Mildly elevated levels of chloride ion in the blood, metabolic acidosis, and suppressed plasma renin activity are variably associated with this condition as well. Aldosterone levels may vary from high to low.
Last updated: 12/2/2011
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