What decreases renal potassium excretion?

Updated: Jun 20, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Renal potassium excretion is decreased by the following:

  • Absence, or very low levels, of aldosterone
  • WNK1 and WNK4 mutations
  • Low sodium delivery to the distal tubule
  • Low urine flow
  • Low serum potassium level

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