ea0022p257 | Developmental endocrinology | ECE2010
, Viengchareun Say
, Boileau Pascal
, Lombes Marc
Aldosterone is the main steroid hormone controlling sodium homeostasis in human. During the neonatal period, full term newborns and more specifically premature infants, are subjected to an impaired renal capacity to reabsorb sodium, responsible for sodium loss and failure to thrive which could be linked to a renal aldosterone unresponsiveness at birth. A clinical prospective study on 50 newborns and their mothers, revealed high aldosterone and renin levels in umbilical blood s...