Differential diagnosis of decreased excretion leading to hyperkalemia
-drugs which inhibit potassium excretion such as spironolactone, triamterene, ACE inhibitors, NSAIDS, trimethoprim,
-renal secretory defects such as interstitial nephritis, sickle cell disease
-hypoaldosteronism due to hyporeninism ( type IV renal tubular acidosis such as diabetic nephropathy, heparin, AIDS, adrenal insufficiency
Kembara's Health Solutions
Discovering the world of health and medicine.