Difficulties in the management of hypokalemia in a pregnant patient with Gitelman syndrome

Ginekol Pol. 2022;93(10):856-857. doi: 10.5603/GP.a2022.0111.


Gitelman syndrome (GS) is a rare renal disorder, and little is known about its impact on pregnancy. We report the successful outcome of pregnancy in a patient with GS that was managed with aggressive oral and intravenous potassium supplementation.

Keywords: Gitelman syndrome; hypokalemia; pregnancy.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Gitelman Syndrome* / complications
  • Gitelman Syndrome* / diagnosis
  • Gitelman Syndrome* / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Hypokalemia* / drug therapy
  • Hypokalemia* / etiology
  • Kidney Diseases*
  • Potassium / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy


  • Potassium