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The Co-occurrence of Hypertension and Hyperkalemia, Gordon’s Syndrome: A Case Report



Secondary hypertension co-occurrence with hyperkalaemia is not an expected finding. Gordon’s syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease which is a rare cause of secondary hypertension and hyperkalaemia is the most important feature. Normal glomerular filtration rate, hyperchloraemic metabolic acidosis, low renin, generally normal aldosterone levels and sensitivity to thiazide diuretics are the other features. A 33-year-old male patient presented with hypertension and hyperkalaemia. Due to a familial hypertension history, normal serum urea, creatinine levels and lack of drug use, we assumed that the patient had Gordon’s Syndrome. Gordon’s syndrome is a rare cause of hypertension and mostly reported only as case reports. Gordon’s syndrome should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hyperkalaemic hypertensive patients with normal renal function.

25 Mar, 2015
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