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Renal and Adrenal Ultrasonography: a valuable diagnostic tool in the salt-wasting infant

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Timothy Cheetham


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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.

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Author(s): Reynolds B, Schenk D, Kambalimath M, Jackson M, Cheetham T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Acta Paediatrica

Year: 2016

Volume: 105

Issue: 2

Pages: e85-e88

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.


DOI: 10.1111/apa.13217


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