This study evaluated the causes of chronic persistent hypokaelemia in children at the University of Jordan. The most common cause of normotensive hypokalaemic metabolic alkalosis was Bartter syndrome.The most common cause of hypokalaemic metabolic acidosis was distal renal tubular acidosis.
Objective: Chronic hypokalaemia is a cause of morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study is to determine the aetiology of chronic hypokalaemia in children at a tertiary care hospital setting.
Methods: Retrospective medical record review of consecutive cases of persistent chronic hypokalaemia of more than three months duration.
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This is the first report on the aetiology of end-stage renal failure in Jordan. The most common aetiologies were congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract, 56.0%, heredofamilial disorders, 23.2%, and glomerulopathies, 22.9%.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to find out the aetiology of end-stage renal failure (ESRF) in children in Jordan.