Title

Observations on a presumptive case of primary aldosteronism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1956

Publication Title

Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine

ISSN

00222143

Abstract

A case of adrenal adenoma in a 32-year-old Italian man is presented. This patient presented himself as a case of simple essential hypertension with two unusual complaints—dry mouth and occasional episodes of muscular weakness. The laboratory findings were characterized by severe hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis. The 17-hydroxysteroids, 17-ketosteroid, and 17-ketogenic steroid excretion rates were within normal limits. The uropepsin rates were increased fourfold. The symptoms, electrolyte disturbances, and increased uropepsin excretion rate were relieved by removal of a small benign adrenal cortical adenoma. © 1956, All rights reserved.

Volume

48

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

12

PubMed ID

13332333

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