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A 5-year-old boy is brought to the physician for a ...
Wouldn't Fanconi syndrome also cause hypokalemia though?
Especially considering the fact that the DCT will be working in overdrive to compensate for lost solutes???
This question did not make sense to me at all. I knew it was Fanconi syndrome yet didn't select the obvious answer because it said "follow up examination 1 week after diagnosis". I thought it would already be in treatment... I searched (now) and it says that treatment is basically replenishing was is lost in the urine. So definitely the wording is like wtf to me
I was thinking since it affected the PCT that Na resorption would be affected as well? But I guess the other segments will pick up the slack?
Excellent explanation, thank you !
JK. Please ignore. The answer is hypophosphatemia