Observations on a presumptive case of primary aldosteronism
Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
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.
Crane, Milton G.; Vogel, Philip J.; and Richland, Kenneth J., "Observations on a presumptive case of primary aldosteronism" (1956). LLU Faculty Publications. 126.