Thorn's Syndrome

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Other Names :  

Salt-losing nephritis, Salt-losing syndrome, Pseudo-Addisonís disease, Salt losing nephropathy, Thorn syndrome

What is Thorn's Syndrome ?  

Thornís syndrome is a rare disorder resulting from renal tubular damage of unknown cause and is characterized by abnormal loss of sodium chloride from the kidney.

Cause(s) :  Causes are usually unknown. Possible causes could be:
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Medullary cyst in kidney
Symptoms :  
  • Tanning of the skin
  • Asthenia
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
Diagnosis and Tests :  
  • Urine test
  • Imaging techniques
Specialist to consult :  Nephrology

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