How is hypokalemic distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) 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 hypokalemic distal RTA (dRTA), treatment consists of long-term alkali administration in amounts sufficient to counterbalance endogenous acid production and any bicarbonaturia that may be present. Potassium supplements are indicated in the presence of hypokalemia.


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