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Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2
Other Names for this Disease
- Chloride shunt syndrome
- Gordon hyperkalemia-hypertension syndrome
- Hyperpotassemia and hypertension familial
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inborn error of metabolism. It is characterized by high blood pressure, high levels of potassium in the body, and metabolic acidosis. It is caused by mutations in the WNK1 or WNK4 gene. Treatment may involve dietary restriction of sodium and hydrochlorothiazide.Psuedohypoaldosteronism type 2 is an
Last updated: 12/2/2011
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