How is proximal renal tubular acidosis (pRTA) treated?

Updated: Oct 18, 2018
  • Author: Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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In cases of proximal RTA (pRTA), multitherapy with large quantities of alkali, vitamin D, and potassium supplementation is required. The usual range of bicarbonate administration is 5-15 mEq/kg/d; the administration must be accompanied or preceded by the administration of large amounts of potassium.


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