Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is characterized by hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis in the setting of normal or near-normal glomerular filtration rate (GFR).
The acidification defect c...
Failure to thrive in infants and children
Symptoms of hypokalemia:
Propensity for fractures
Vitamin D supplementation as needed
Phosphorus supplementation as needed (if concurrent Fanconi syndrome)
Alkali supplementation given as sodium or potassium bicarbon...
Frequent monitoring of serum electrolytes
Close follow-up of linear growth
Renal ultrasound to monitor for evidence or progression of nephrocalcinosis
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Q: Can RTA be diagnosed in the setting of renal failure?
A: No. Typically, RTA is diagnosed in the setting of relatively preserved renal function. Renal function associated with non–anion or anion ...
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