End Stage Kidney Failure Secondary to Polycystic Kidney Disease Presenting With Hypokalemia

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Muhala Lucy, Mwale Paul, Musangu Kelvin, Mumba Lubuto, Maliko Catherine, Gamal Maksoud, Mwinsa Chimese, Kennedy Gondwe, Christopher Nyirenda

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Published: 16 November 2023 | Article Type : Case Report

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Polycystic Kidney Disease usually causes complications such as high blood pressure, formation of cysts in the liver, aneurysms and chronic kidney disease. Generally, chronic kidney disease (CKD) gives rise to high potassium levels but in patients of CKD with polycystic kidney disease, there is a significant lower potassium level and this is appreciated in CKD stages 1 to 3b. However, in end stage kidney disease potassium levels may be significantly high. Based on the case reported, a presentation of features of end stage kidney disease with significantly low potassium levels and kidney cysts on sonography may signify an underlying polycystic kidney disease.

Keywords: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Genetic Disorder, Diabetes, Hypokalemia.

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Muhala Lucy, Mwale Paul, Musangu Kelvin, Mumba Lubuto, Maliko Catherine, Gamal Maksoud, Mwinsa Chimese, Kennedy Gondwe, Christopher Nyirenda. (2023-11-16). "End Stage Kidney Failure Secondary to Polycystic Kidney Disease Presenting With Hypokalemia." *Volume 5*, 1, 14-16