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PRIMARY HYPERALDOSTERONISM

Nephrology

PRIMARY HYPERALDOSTERONISM

1. Caused by disease in the adrenal gland - bilateral adrenal hyperplasia or an aldosterone-secreting tumor in the zona glomerulosa ("Conn syndrome").

2. Characterised by hypertension, hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis and decreased serum renin.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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