A seven-month-old infant presented with failure to thrive and hypochloremic alkalosis due to intake of chloride-deficiency formula. The metabolic changes were associated with hyperreninemia and hyperaldosteronism. Within one month of supplementation with a formula adequate in chloride content, the patient started to gain weight. Five months after adequate chloride intake, all metabolic parameters including plasma renin and plasma aldosterone were normal.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Family Physician|
|State||Published - Nov 1981|
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