Your browser does not support javascript:   Search for gard hereSearch for news-and-events here.

Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2


Other Names for this Disease
  • PHA2
  • Hyperpotassemia and hypertension familial
  • Gordon hyperkalemia-hypertension syndrome
  • Chloride shunt syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.

Tests & Diagnosis

Newline Maker

How is pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2 diagnosed?

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.[1]
Last updated: 12/2/2011

References
  1. Bonnardeaux A, Bichet DG. Inherited disorders of the renal tubule. In: Brenner BM ed. Brenner: Brenner and Rector's The Kidney, 8th ed.. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2008;


Testing

  • Orphanet lists international laboratories offering diagnostic testing for this condition.
Other Names for this Disease
  • PHA2
  • Hyperpotassemia and hypertension familial
  • Gordon hyperkalemia-hypertension syndrome
  • Chloride shunt syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.