Familial hypoaldosteronism

What is Familial hypoaldosteronism?

A rare genetic hypoaldosteronism that typically presents in infancy (earl-onset familial hypoaldosternism) as a life-threatening electrolyte imbalance (failure to thrive, recurrent vomiting, and severe dehydration). A history of fever, diarrhoea, lethargy, poor weight gain, poor feeding since birth may also be present. Older subjects (late-onset familial hypoaldosteronism) are less severely affected or asymptomatic.

Inheritance type

Autosomal recessive

Age of Onset

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Infancy
  • Neonatal
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