Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of primary hyperaldosteronism?

Updated: Oct 19, 2018
  • Author: George P Chrousos, MD, FAAP, MACP, MACE, FRCP(London); Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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An important condition to be considered in the differential diagnosis of primary hyperaldosteronism is congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Secondary hyperaldosteronism

  • Apparent mineralocorticoid excess (types I and II)

  • Liddle syndrome

  • Gain of function mutation of mineralocorticoid receptor

  • Glucocorticoid resistance

  • Exogenous mineralocorticoid excess

  • Drug-induced apparent mineralocorticoid excess


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