Severe Hypokalemia-Associated Rhabdomyolise and Unusual Poliuria in Patient with Primary Aldosteronism
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Numune State Hospital Cardiology Departmant, Selçuklu Konya, Turkey
Department of Cardiology, Selcuk University, Meram Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
Publication date: 2012-07-10
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Kenan Demir   

Numune State Hospital Cardiology Departmant, Selçuklu Konya/Turkey
Eur J Gen Med 2012;9(3):211-213
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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