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Successful living kidney donation from a patient with a Gitelman’s syndrome
  1. Milad Darrat1,
  2. Hannah Likinyo1,
  3. Shin-Howe Ryan Winata1,
  4. Sarah Morgan1,
  5. Aisling E Courtney2 and
  6. John Lindsay3
  1. 1Regional Centre for Endocrinology & Diabetes, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK
  2. 2Regional Nephrology and Transplant Unit, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, UK
  3. 3Department of Endocrinology & Diabetes, Mater Infirmorum Hospital Health and Social Services Trust, Belfast, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Milad Darrat; Miladmustafa7{at}


Living kidney donation from Gitelman’s syndrome (GS) patients remains very rare. Long-term renal prognosis of donor and recipient patients remains unknown. We report a 67-year-old man with GS, harbouring a mutation of the SLC12A3 gene, who donated his kidney for transplant. Five years post-transplantation, his clinical condition and biochemical parameters remained stable with close monitoring and follow-up. Patients with non-complicated GS can be considered eligible to donate their kidney for transplant.

  • metabolic disorders
  • fluid electrolyte and acid-base disturbances
  • renal transplantation

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  • Contributors HL, SW, SM and MD have reviewed published papers and case reports and wrote the manuscript. MD structured the concept and got patient consent and finalised the manuscript preparation. AC and JL: critical appraisal and review of the manuscript. AC and JL are in charge of the care of the patient and made critical decisions on treatment options. JL: supervision and gave the advice for the writing.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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