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CASE REPORT
Alport’s syndrome with type 4 renal tubular acidosis

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This case report details a 51-year-old man with Alport’s syndrome resulting in chronic nephritis with stable renal function and sensorineural deafness. The patient was being investigated for persistently raised potassium refractory to dietary and pharmacological modification. Subsequently, the patient was found to have type 4 renal tubular acidosis, and potassium normalised with the addition of fludrocortisone.

  • Renal system
  • Renal medicine
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Fluid electrolyte and acid-base disturbances
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