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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 812-815
Successful treatment of proximal renal tubular acidosis and Fanconi syndrome with vitamin D replacement


Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

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Syed Ahsan Ali
Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi 74800
Pakistan
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.185270

PMID: 27424705

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Proximal renal tubular acidosis (RTA), also known as Type II RTA, is characterized by a defect in the ability to reabsorb bicarbonate (HCO 3 ) in the proximal tubule. It is usually associated with generalized dysfunction of the proximal tubule as part of Fanconi syndrome. Very few case reports in the literature support Vitamin D deficiency as a cause of proximal RTA. We present a case of a young female who presented with proximal RTA and Fanconi syndrome and excellently responded to Vitamin D replacement. Thus, work-up for the etiology of proximal RTA should include Vitamin D levels since replacement of this vitamin in those who are deficient can lead to cure of such patients.


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