Primary aldosteronism (Conn's syndrome) in a cat; a case report and review of comparative aspects
Eger, C.E., Robinson, W.F. and Huxtable, C.R.R. (1983) Primary aldosteronism (Conn's syndrome) in a cat; a case report and review of comparative aspects. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 24 (5). pp. 293-307.
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An aged cat was presented with a history of chronic relapsing weakness and depression. Profound hypokalaemia was detected in association with increased serum aldosterone levels and marginally subnormal plasma renin activity. A diagnosis of primary aldosteronism (Conn's syndrome) was made and the cat was successfully treated for 2 ½ months with spironolactone. When renal failure developed, the cat was destroyed and at autopsy a large adrenal cortical adenocarcinoma was found.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Veterinary Studies|
|Copyright:||© 1983, Wiley Blackwell.|
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