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International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 233–236 | Cite as

Acquired Gitelman’s syndrome: an oxymoron?

  • Renu Bansal
  • Vinay K. Ranga
Nephrology – Case Report

Abstract

We present the case of a 27-year-old woman with end stage renal disease from Diabetes Mellitus type 1 who had been on hemodialysis for a year. Her father, who was otherwise healthy, was evaluated as a possible living donor. Incidentally, during the workup process, he was identified as having Gitelman’s syndrome (GS). The transplant proceeded without any complications, following which the recipient developed biochemical abnormalities consistent with GS. Both donor and recipient are doing well at this time. To our knowledge, this is the only known case of kidney donation by a patient with GS either living or deceased.

Keywords

SLC12A3 Gene Transient Receptor Potential Channel Distal Convoluted Tubule Normal Kidney Function Calcium Pyrophosphate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Hartford HospitalHartfordUSA

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