An infant with pseudohypoaldosteronism accompanied by cholelithiasis

Biol Neonate. 1994;65(2):85-8. doi: 10.1159/000244031.

Abstract

A case of an infant with very rare concurrence of pseudohypoaldosteronism and cholelithiasis is described. Aldosterone concentration was extremely high (64.6 nmol/l; normal 0.03-4.4 nmol/l) and fludrocortisone did not have favorable effects on hyperkalemia (7.4 mEq/l) and hyponatremia (124 mEq/l). A gallstone was found using ultrasonography at age 6 months, and it was extirpated surgically. The combination has not been reported previously. The study supports the previous hypothesis that cholelithiasis is found more often in infants with dehydration or electrolyte derangement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aldosterone / blood
  • Cholelithiasis / complications*
  • Electrolytes / blood
  • Female
  • Fludrocortisone / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism / blood
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism / complications*
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism / drug therapy

Substances

  • Electrolytes
  • Aldosterone
  • Fludrocortisone