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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.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-5827.1983.tb00370...
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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Copyright: © 1983, Wiley Blackwell.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/33329
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