What is seizures, sensorineural deafness, ataxia, mental retardation, and electrolyte imbalance (SeSAME) syndrome?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In addition to seizures, sensorineural deafness, ataxia, mental retardation, and electrolyte imbalance, some patients with SeSAME syndrome will have short stature, salt craving with polydipsia, renal potassium and sodium wasting, and polyuria. Hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalciuria, and metabolic alkalosis are seen.


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