Metabolic alkalosis with multiple salt unbalance: An atypical onset of cystic fibrosis in a child

Dimitri Poddighe, Lucia Castelli, Elena Virginia Comi, Ilaria Brambilla, Paola Bruni

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Abstract

Dehydration with multiple salt abnormalities is frequently encountered in the paediatric emergency department, during acute illnesses complicated by loss of body fluids. Metabolic alkalosis is not a common finding in dehydrated children. The presence of unusual electrolyte unbalance, such as metabolic alkalosis, hyponatremia, hypochloremia and hypokalemia, without evidence of renal tubular defects, is named as pseudo-Bartter syndrome. It can occur in several clinical settings and, in infancy, it is described as a potential complication of cystic fibrosis. We report a case of pseudo-Bartter syndrome representing the onset of cystic fibrosis in childhood.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere070105
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Child
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hyponatremia
  • Metabolic alkalosis
  • Pseudo-Bartter syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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