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Renal Tubular Acidosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 10, 2006
  • 08:13 AM

Someone posted a reply in November mentioning renal tubular acidosis. I am looking for the poster or anyone else with knowledge of this disorder. When researching my symptoms, this condition came up as a possible diagnosis – I have had all the symptoms. Please tell me what you know of this disorder and the testing and treatment.

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  • Hi, I have been diagnosed with dRTA (many years ago actually). I have a familial form of the disease and my brother and father have it as well. I'm not sure about symptoms as all three of us have had different symptoms and the diagnosis was made by a nephrologist after looking at blood work and urinalysis. In my case, I was symptom-free until I kept getting infections. Both my brother and father didn't know anything was wrong until they had a stone. The three of us are taking potassium citrate to restore the acid/base balance and try and prevent kidney stone formation. If you'd like to know more I can be reached at adairpete@msn.comHope I helped.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 13, 2006
    • 11:59 PM
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  • My daughter had dRTA for two years and it recently resolved. We have a yahoo group called Kids With RTA if you'd like to join. You can also reach me at camily_73@yahoo.com.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 02:45 AM
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  • Hi. I was diagnosed with RTA type 4 when I was 2 years old. My mom took me to a neurologist because I hadn't started walking yet. They did blood work, and found that my potassium was too high. So, I started going to a nephrologist. They found, through extensive blood work that what worked best for me was the medicine hyrdrochlorothiazide. I have to take this every day, or my potassium will go up. About five years ago, my brother was getting blood work done to see if he qualified for accutane, and they found that his potassium was dangerously high. He spent about a week in the hospital. They found he had a heart arrythmia. And he was finally diagnosed with pseudohyperaldosterone type1. It appears that this is a genetic abnormality within my family. I will be getting my 2 sons tested as well.
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