What causes electrolyte abnormalities in HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN)?

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Electrolyte abnormalities, such as hyponatremia and hyperkalemia, may be observed in patients with HIVAN and may reflect an increase in total body water (from nephrotic syndrome or syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone [SIADH]) or from hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism, respectively.


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