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Disease or Condition — Kidney, Urinary, and Genital Disorders:
classical distal renal tubular acidosis

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Description

Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a disorder that occurs when the kidneys are unable to excrete acid properly. Type I RTA is caused by a defect in the ability of the kidneys to secrete hydrogen ions into the urine. This results in an accumulation of acid in the body, leading to a decrease in the pH of the blood. Symptoms of type I RTA include fatigue, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. Treatment typically involves the use of medications to reduce the amount of acid in the body and to correct electrolyte imbalances.

Synonyms
  • classical distal RTA
  • hypokalemic distal renal tubular acidosis
  • hypokalemic distal RTA
  • Type I renal tubular acidosis
  • Type I RTA
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