Making an unexpected diagnosis of a rare disorder

Irina Bancos, Radu Botnaru, Raymond Raut, Joseph Belsky, Richard Gervasi

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Abstract

Glucocorticoid-remediable aldosteronism (GRA) is a rarely recognized form of primary aldosteronism in which aldosterone secretion is solely under the control of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). It is often characterized by moderate to severe arterial hypertension occurring early in life, volume expansion, variable levels of hyperaldosteronism, very low plasma renin activity and hypokalemia. We report a case of a young man in whom the diagnosis of GRA was suspected after the observation of hypotension while using topical steroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalEndocrinologist
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Familial aldosteronism
  • Glucocorticoid remediable aldosteronism
  • Primary hyperaldosteronism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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    Bancos, I., Botnaru, R., Raut, R., Belsky, J., & Gervasi, R. (2008). Making an unexpected diagnosis of a rare disorder. Endocrinologist, 18(4), 195-198. https://doi.org/10.1097/TEN.0b013e31817fff0c