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ea0028p99 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2012

A rare cause of hypokalaemia: primary hyperparathyroidism in a patient with Gitelman syndrome

Arutchelvam Vijayaraan , Swiecicka Agnieszka , Siddramaiah Naveen

A 48-year-old healthy, normotensive male was referred by GP due to incidental finding of hypokalaemia of 2.5 mmol/L on routine blood testing. The patient was initially treated with oral potassium supplements with little effect. Biochemical investigations in the endocrine clinic demonstrated mild metabolic alkalosis, eunatraemia, mild hypomagnesaemia 0.6 mmol/L and hypercalcaemia of 2.84 mmol/L with hypophosphataemia of 0.53 mmol/L. PTH was high at 350 ng/L. Renin and aldostero...