Severe Hypokalemia-Associated Rhabdomyolise and Unusual Poliuria in Patient with Primary Aldosteronism
Kenan Demir 1 * , Osman Sonmez 2, Mehmet Kayrak 2, Kurtulus Ozdemir 2
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1 Numune State Hospital Cardiology Departmant, Sel├žuklu Konya, Turkey
2 Department of Cardiology, Selcuk University, Meram Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
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Abstract

Primary aldosteronism is a syndrome that is characterized with hypertension, hypopotasemia, high level of plasma aldosterone, and low plasma renin activity. The case we present is a 56-year-old male who referred to our neurology clinic with proximal muscle weakness and fatigue. Because of uncontrolled blood pressure, a cardiology consultation was performed for the planning of antihypertensive treatment. As prolonged QT intervals and giant U waves due to serious hypokalemia (K+:1,04), cardiology clinic took over the patient for risks of arrhythmia. After primary hyperaldosteronism diagnosis was established, the treatment was initiated and severe polyuria developed during the treatment (19L/day).

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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82466

Eur J Gen Med, 2012 - Volume 9 Issue 3, pp. 211-213

Publication date: 10 Jul 2012

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