An unusual case of an aldosterone-producing adrenocortical adenoma presenting with rhabdomyolysis

Gülay Karagüzel, Elif Bahat, Mustafa Imamoğlu, Ali Ahmetoğlu, Kadriye Yildiz, Ayşenur Okten
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM 2009, 22 (11): 1087-90
Rhabdomyolysis is a rare presentation of hypokalemia, although muscle weakness is a well known manifestation of marked hypokalemia. Here, we report a case of primary hyperaldosteronism due to unilateral aldosterone-producing adenoma in a 14 year-old girl who developed rhabdomyolysis following hypokalemia. To our knowledge, this is the first case of adrenocortical adenoma presenting with rhabdomyolysis in a child.

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