Does primary aldosteronism have a racial predilection?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Primary aldosteronism occurs worldwide. Several reports suggest a higher prevalence in African Americans, persons of African origin, and, potentially, other blacks. This appears to be particularly true of the idiopathic adrenal hyperplasia (IAH) variant of the disease.


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