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G Capasso
We have described two clinical cases of two young men affected by hypkalemia associated with metabolic alkalosis. The first patient also presented hypercalciucia, normal magnesemia, defect in renal concentrating ability and increased renin activity; in addition he was affected by congenital sensorineural deafness. The diagnosis of Bartter's syndrome was made and it was confirmed by the gene analysis, which revealed a mutation for the beta-subunit of the ClC chloride channels known as barttin. The second case was characterized by hypocalciuria and hypomagnesemia, polyuria and nicturia...
January 2004: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
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