Complications of Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis


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About complications: Complications of Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis and complications of Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis includes:

Complications of Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis: A major consequence of classic distal RTA is low blood-potassium. The level drops if the kidneys excrete potassium into urine instead of returning it to the blood supply. Since potassium helps regulate nerve and muscle health and heart rate, low levels can cause extreme weakness, cardiac arrhythmias, paralysis, and even death. 1

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1. excerpt from Renal Tubular Acidosis: NIDDK

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