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Diuretic-induced hypokalaemia in patients with hypertension.
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PMID:  16669823     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
O E Okosieme; P Suruliram; L Brade; A Campbell; L M Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-05-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of clinical practice     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1368-5031     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Clin. Pract.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-19     Completed Date:  2007-08-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712381     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1673-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Endocrine and Diabetes Science, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms / complications
Adrenocortical Adenoma / complications
Diuretics / adverse effects*
Hyperaldosteronism / complications
Hypertension / drug therapy*,  etiology
Hypokalemia / chemically induced*
Middle Aged
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