Author(s): Rocher LL, Tannen RL
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Abstract Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is associated with a large group of disorders that interfere with normal tubular hydrogen-ion handling by any of several mechanisms. This review presents an approach to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy of RTA by defining three major subgroups: proximal RTA, distal RTA presenting with normal or decreased serum potassium (hypokalemic distal RTA), and distal RTA presenting with increased serum potassium (hyperkalemic distal RTA).
This article was published in Annu Rev Med
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports