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Chandra Edwin, MD


Case In Point: Infant With Aldosterone Deficiency

September 01, 2006

A 45-day-old boy was referred for evaluation of persistent hyponatremia and hyperkalemia. On the 9th day of the boy's life, his serum potassium level was elevated (8 mEq/L) and on the 12th day, his serum sodium level was low (131 mEq/L). Supplementation with sodium chloride was initiated.