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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69--72

Rare cause of hyperkalemia in the newborn period: Report of two cases of pseudohypoaldosteronism Type 1

R Manipriya, B Umamaheswari, A Prakash, N Binu 
 Department of Neonatology, Sri Ramachandra Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. B Umamaheswari
Department of Neonatology, Sri Ramachandra Medical University, Porur, Chennai - 600 116, Tamil Nadu
India

Pseudohypoaldosteronism (PHA) Type 1 is characterized by mineralocorticoid resistance, manifesting as neonatal salt wasting, hypotension, hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, and metabolic acidosis in spite of elevated aldosterone levels and plasma renin activity. It is important to differentiate children with systemic PHA from renal PHA, as these children are likely to decompensate even with mild symptoms. Here, we report two neonates with PHA that presented to us with multiorgan involvement.

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Manipriya R, Umamaheswari B, Prakash A, Binu N. Rare cause of hyperkalemia in the newborn period: Report of two cases of pseudohypoaldosteronism Type 1.Indian J Nephrol 2018;28:69-72

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Manipriya R, Umamaheswari B, Prakash A, Binu N. Rare cause of hyperkalemia in the newborn period: Report of two cases of pseudohypoaldosteronism Type 1. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2023 Feb 6 ];28:69-72
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