Biochemistry Quiz 1

Question

A 44 year old Thai man who presents with increasing weakness has the following blood results..

What is the likely cause?

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ANSWER

The classic pattern of hyponatraemia and hyperkalaemia, renal impairment and mild metabolic acidosis is likely to represent Addison’s disease.

Tutorial: 

When you see a patient with the combination of hyperkalaemia and hyponatraemia, consider the following:

  • DKA
  • Acute renal failure with water retention
  • Potassium sparing diuretics
  • Addison’s disease

 


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CT Chest

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