JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.22, no.11, pp.1087-1090, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
adrenocortical adenoma, hyperaldosteronism, hypokalemia, rhabdomyolysis, CHILDHOOD, CHILDREN, TUMORS
Rhabdomyolysis is a rare presentation of hypokalemia, although muscle weakness is a well known manifestation of marked hypokalemia. Here, we report a case of primary hyperaldosteronism due to unilateral aldosterone-producing adenoma in a 14 year-old girl who developed rhabdomyolysis following hypokalemia. To our knowledge, this is the first case of adrenocortical adenoma presenting with rhabdomyolysis in a child.