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Cite this page: Pernick N. Isolated mineralocorticoid deficiency. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/adrenalisolatedmineralocorticoid.html. Accessed December 13th, 2019.
Definition / general
- Deficiency of aldosterone production by zona glomerulosa
- Usually due to impaired release of renin from kidney due to diabetes mellitus, autoimmune disease, amyloidosis or sickle cell anemia; also heparin, rarely tumors or idiopathic
- Primary (idiopathic) hypoaldosteronism may be due to autosomal recessive disorder associated with deficiency in CYP11B2 enzyme (converts 18-hydroxyl group to aldehyde at end of aldosterone biosynthesis)
- Infants have failure to thrive, recurrent dehydration and salt wasting