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Al-Rajhi M, Narayanan S. Unusual presentation of the Conn's syndrome: a case report. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2011; 25 (3) :158-161
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-402-en.html

MD. Specialist in Internal Medicine Department AlAmiri Hospital, P.O. Box 4077, Safat-13041-Kuwait. , maryamrajhi@yahoo.com
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 A 26 -year- old woman presented with rhabdomyolysis secondary to severe hypokalemia. Hypertension and metabolic alkalosis could lead to the suspicion of primary aldosteronism, which was confirmed by a decreased plasma rennin, elevated plasma aldosterone levels and high aldosterone/rennin ratio additionally. Additionally adrenal computed tomography showed an adrenal tumour. Blood pressure and hypokalemia returned to the normal level after adrenalectomy was performed. This case report highlights the need to be alert to the possibility of primary aldosteronism incidence in a patient presenting with rhabdomyolysis and hypertension caused by severe hypokalemia.

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