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The major differential diagnosis in 'salt-wasting' infants (characterised by hyponatraemia and hyperkalaemia) is that of an adrenal or renal disorder. Appropriate management relies on rapid diagnosis, but existing guidelines do not highlight the role of ultrasonography. We describe how ultrasound may lead to a more rapid diagnosis in disorders of sex development (DSD) and other potential 'salt-wasting' infants.Conclusion: Ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool in infants with salt-wasting or DSD needs to be more widely recognised.
Author(s): Reynolds B, Schenk D, Kambalimath M, Jackson M, Cheetham T
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Acta Paediatrica
Print publication date: 01/02/2016
Online publication date: 04/11/2015
Acceptance date: 11/09/2015
ISSN (print): 0803-5253
ISSN (electronic): 1651-2227
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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