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Old 11-28-2011
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Question CAH 11hydroxylase def

Guys....can anyone help me out with this.do we have hyperkalemia hypertension OR hypokalemia hypertension in 11 hydroxylase def.....11deoxycorticosterone being a weak mineralocorticoid should cause hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis if i am not wrong.bt the book mentions hyperkalemia with hypertension.
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If you are reading kaplan, they got it wrong.
Because as you said 11 deoxycorticosterone is a weak mineralocorticoid so you would expect hypertension with hypokalemia.
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ok so yes i hav been reading kaplan n that was where i too had a doubt as it was given hyperkalemia in kaplan.so u guys sure it is hypokalemia??
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We are sure dude. You can check Med study or any other book and as i remember kaplan got it write on the peds book you can check that.
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