What is Gullner syndrome?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Gullner syndrome, first described in the 1970s after being diagnosed in 2 brothers, was reported to be a “new” form of familial hypokalemia. [32] Three additional siblings were also found to have elevated renin and decreased potassium levels. The 2 brothers had fatigue and muscle cramps. One responded to a low-sodium diet, and the other required use of a potassium-sparing diuretic. Additional patients were described in 1980 and 1983. [33, 34]


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