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Diuretic-induced hypokalaemia in patients with hypertension

Okosieme, Onyebuchi E., Suruliram, Premkumar, Brade, Lucy, Campbell, A. and Evans, L. M. 2006. Diuretic-induced hypokalaemia in patients with hypertension. International Journal of Clinical Practice 60 (12) , pp. 1673-1674. 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2006.00837.x

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We describe a 55 year-old woman with longstanding hypertension who developed hypokalaemia following diuretic treatment. Investigations revealed primary hyperaldosteronism due to an adrenal adenoma, and normal blood pressure was restored after surgical removal of the tumour. Primary hyperaldosteronism is a potentially curable cause of hypertension and should be considered in hypertensive patients who present with diuretic – induced hypokalaemia.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hypokalaemia; hypertension; primaryhyperaldo-steronism
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1368-5031
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2020 16:17

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