Pseudohypoaldosteronism with increased sweat and saliva electrolyte values and frequent lower respiratory tract infections mimicking cystic fibrosis

Aaron Hanukoglu*, Tzvy Bistritzer, Yardena Rakover, Avigdor Mandelberg

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Abstract

Four patients with severe pseudohypoaldosteronism caused by multiple endorgan resistance to aldosterone had frequently recurring lower respiratory tract infections and persistently elevated sweat and saliva electrolyte values. The increased saliva electrolyte values in these patients probably affect normal mucociliary function in the respiratory tract and facilitate the occurrence of frequent lower respiratory tract involvement. Patients with pseudohypoaldosteronism may require treatment similar to that for cystic fibrosis to prevent long-term respiratory complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)752-755
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume125
Issue number5 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1994

Funding

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Ministry of Health, State of Israel

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