Which genetic disorders cause hypokalemia (low potassium level)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The following genetic disorders may result in hypokalemia:

  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (11-beta hydroxylase or 17-alpha hydroxylase deficiency)

  • Glucocorticoid-remediable hypertension

  • Bartter syndrome

  • Gitelman syndrome

  • Liddle syndrome

  • Gullner syndrome

  • Glucocorticoid receptor deficiency

  • Hypokalemic period paralysis

  • Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TTPP)

  • Seizures, sensorineural deafness, ataxia, mental retardation, and electrolyte imbalance (SeSAME syndrome)

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