In the presence of hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia; remember Gitelman syndrome

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Güvercin B. , Kaynar R. K. , Güler Ö. , Kalyoncu M.

HIPPOKRATIA, cilt.23, ss.175-178, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Dergi Adı: HIPPOKRATIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.175-178


Background: Hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia caused due to renal losses with chloride-resistant metabolic alkalosis in normotensive patients should remind clinicians of the rare inherited tubulopathy, Gitelman syndrome. Its diagnosis is further strengthened by the presence of consanguinity and the absence of kaliuretic medications. A definitive diagnosis should be based on genetic testing.