Differential diagnosis of saline unresponsive causes of metabolic alkalosis-normotensive renal alkalosis due to Bartter’s syndrome (secondary hyperaldosteronism and renal salt wasting)
-severe potassium depletion
-hypertensive renal alkalosis due to Liddle’s syndrome, adrenal enzyme deficiency such as 11 and 17 hydroxylase, hyperreninism, primary aldosteronism
-endogenous mineralcorticoids such as European licorice.
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