Does aldosterone deficiency cause hyperkalemia (high serum potassium level)?

Updated: Jun 20, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

Aldosterone deficiency is somewhat controversial as a cause of hyperkalemia. There is some evidence that long-term aldosterone deficiency impairs cell potassium uptake.


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