Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2
Type of disease: Rare conditions
Psuedohypoaldosteronism type 2 is an inborn error of metabolism. It is characterized by high blood pressure, high levels of potassium in the body, and metabolic acidosis. It is caused by mutations in the WNK1 or WNK4 gene. Treatment may involve dietary restriction of sodium and hydrochlorothiazide. Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.