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Disease or Condition — Kidney, Urinary, and Genital Disorders:
hyperkalemic distal RTA

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Description

Type IV renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a type of metabolic acidosis caused by a defect in the kidney's ability to reabsorb bicarbonate (HCO3-) from the urine. This results in an inability to maintain normal acid-base balance in the body, leading to an accumulation of acid in the blood. Symptoms of type IV RTA include fatigue, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. Treatment typically involves the use of alkali therapy, which helps to neutralize the acid in the blood and restore normal acid-base balance.

Synonyms
  • hyperkalemic distal renal tubular acidosis
  • hyperkalemic renal tubular acidosis
  • hyperkalemic RTA
  • Type IV renal tubular acidosis
  • Type IV RTA
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