+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

A case of primary aldosteronism in childhood

, : A case of primary aldosteronism in childhood. Archives de Pediatrie 16(1): 37-40

Primary aldosteronism is rare in children. We present a case report concerning an 11-year-old girl. She was referred for dizziness, fatigue, muscular weakness, and headaches. The initial evaluation showed hypertension and hypokalemia. Further tests were performed and were compatible with primary aldosteronism. Abdominal CT scanning showed an enlargement of the right adrenal gland. Histology of the removed gland revealed nodular hyperplasia, compatible with unilateral adrenal hyperplasia. Primary aldosteronism is a rare but curable cause of hypertension in children. It should be considered in all patients with hypertension.


PMID: 19022636

DOI: 10.1016/j.arcped.2008.10.004

Other references

Anonymous, 1998: Winegrape use of furadan restored. California grower: avocados citrus subtropicals 22(10): 8-9

Barnard M.L.; Paterson J.L.; Frost G.; Baxter M.; Bloom S.R., 1990: The effect of acetate on glucose and fatty acid metabolism. Clinical Science (London) 78(4): 27P

Theloe, G., 1975: Loss of swine during transport and in slaughterhouses. Monatshefte fur Veterinarmedizin: 30 (13) 484-488

Hirschfeld, R.; Welch, J.J.G.; Harrison, D.J.; Kremsdorf, R.; Chawla, A., 2017: Two cases of humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy complicating infantile fibrosarcoma. We report two infants with infantile fibrosarcoma (IFS) complicated by severe hypercalcemia. Assessment demonstrated suppressed parathyroid hormone and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels with elevated circulating levels of parathyroid hormone related...

Galuppo, C.; Borgo, E., 2000: Nesting by the red-rumped swallow, Hirundo daurica, Linnaeus, 1771 in the heights surrounding Genoa Nidificazione di rondine rossiccia, Hirundo daurica, Linnaeus, 1771 sulle alture di Genova. Picus. luglio-dicembre; 262: 105-107

VAINBERG.Z.Ts.; OTT.V.D., 1963: Electrophoresis Of Ordinary And Soft-Curdled Milk (Ionite). Pediatriia 42: 11-16

Pierquin, B.; Chassagne, D.; Raynal, M., 1964: Endocurietherapy Of Cancers Of The Base Of The Tongue. (Technics With Non-Radioactive Preparation). Journal de Radiologie, D'electrologie, et de Medecine Nucleaire 45: 439-446

Florido Munoz, M., 1958: Neuroendocrine craneopathy & obesity-Basedow-dysthermia syndrome. Hispalis Medica; Revista Sevillana de Medicina Y Cirugia 15(166): 175-178

Mueller, P.S.; Davis, J.M.; Bunney, W.E.; Weil-Malherbe, H.; Cardon, P.V., 1970: Plasma free fatty acids concentration in depressive illness. Archives of General Psychiatry 22(3): 216-221

Eggertson, L., 2015: Social media embraces suicide prevention. Cmaj 187(11): E333-E333