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Gitelman syndrome presenting with cerebellar ataxia and tetany

1 Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Neurologist, Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
3 Nephrologist, Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Shalini Pandya,
Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Sterling Hospital, Memnagar, Ahmedabad - 380 052, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.ijn_401_21

Gitelman syndrome (GS) is salt-losing tubulopathy characterized by hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalciuria, hyperreninemia, hyperaldosteronemia, metabolic alkalosis, and rarely hypocalcemia. Here, we describe the case of a 54-year-old man who presented with cerebellar signs and tetany. On investigation, he was found to have hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia, metabolic alkalosis, and high urinary chloride levels. On correction of metabolic parameters, he became asymptomatic. In cases of unexplained recurrent hypokalemia, hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia, the diagnosis of GS should be considered.

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