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Gitelman's variant of Bartter's syndrome

What is Gitelman Syndrome ?  

It is an autosomal recessive kidney disorder. The disorder is characterized by decreased potassium, calcium and magnesium levels.

Cause(s) :  Genetic.

Symptoms :  
  • Muscle spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Salt craving
  • Tingling sensation in the skin
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Hypocloremic metabolic alkalosis (pH of tissue is beyond normal range)
  • Hypokalemia (decreased potassium levels in blood)
  • Hypocalcuria (decreased calcium levels in urine)
  • Hypomagnesemia (decreased magnesium levels in blood)
Diagnosis and Tests :  
  • Blood and urine tests for potassium, magnesium and calcium levels
  • Clinical Testing
Category :  Renal Conditions

Specialist to consult :  Urology

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