Primary aldosteronism (Conn's syndrome)

The cause of primary aldosteronism is usually adrenocortical adenoma (rarely carcinoma) or idiopathic hyperplasia. Hypertension in association with hypokalaemia; hypokalaemia may sometimes be mild or even within the normal range (3.5 - 4.0 mmol/l).Primary investigations are - Serum sodium, potassium, acid-base balance Urine 24-h potassium and sodium.


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