A rare case of Gitelman's syndrome with hypophosphatemia.
Gitelman's syndrome is a hereditary disorder occurring due to loss of functional mutations of the gene encoding the distal convoluted tubule sodium chloride cotransporter (NCCT) and is characterized by hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, hypomagnesemia and hypocalciuria. This case reports an adolescent girl presenting with episodes of carpopedal spasms and difficulty in walking with laboratory tests suggestive of Gitelman's syndrome along with hypophosphatemia.
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SourceJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP 19:4 2009 Apr pg 257-9
Pub Type(s)Case Reports