ACTA MEDICA

ACTA MEDICA
Acta Medica (Hradec Králové) je víceoborový vědecký recenzovaný časopis vycházející v angličtině. Acta Medica publikují review, původní články, stručná sdělení, případové studie a oznámení. Časopis byl založen v roce 1958 pod názvem Sborník vědeckých prací Lékařské fakulty Univerzity Karlovy v Hradci Králové. Je indexován v databázích Chemical Abstracts, CNKI, DOAJ, EBSCO, Hinari, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, Scopus a Ulrichsweb.

ACTA MEDICA, Vol 63 No 3 (2020), 137–140

Symptomatic Hypokalemia in a 19-Year-Old Student

Sara Pereira, André Salgueiro, Paula Rosa, Carla Peixoto, Marta Ferreira, David Silva

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/18059694.2020.32
zveřejněno: 01. 10. 2020

Abstract

Primary hyperaldosteronism (PA) is the most common cause of secondary arterial hypertension and is frequently undiagnosed. It affects all ages but is more frequent between 20 and 60 years old. The clinical presentation is variable, and the diagnosis is based on screening and, in equivocal cases, confirmatory tests. A 19-year-old student presented with complaints of extreme fatigue, arterial hypertension, hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis, raising a high index of suspicion for PA. Screening tests were performed and its expressiveness excluded the need of confirmatory tests. CT-scan showed a unilateral adrenal adenoma and the patient was submitted to laparoscopic adenectomy without complications. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to avoid long term complications of PA.

Klíčová slova: primary hyperaldosteronism; hypokalemia; hypertension; aldosterone-producing adenomas; Conn syndrome

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210 x 297 mm
vychází: 4 x ročně
cena tištěného čísla: 150 Kč
ISSN: 1211-4286
E-ISSN: 1805-9694

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