Renal insufficiency with primary hyperaldosteronism.

H L Rodrigues, M M Prata, M C Rodrigues, A G da Costa, J M Barbas, O M de Almeida

Abstract


We describe a case of advanced chronic renal failure with persisting hypokalemia. The clinical study revealed the simultaneous presence of a salt and potassium loosing nephropathy associated with aldosterone-producing adenoma. This late pathology was revealed as electrolytic changes characteristic of primary hyperaldosteronism became evident as the renal function progressively deteriorated.

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