Successful treatment of proximal renal tubular acidosis and fanconi syndrome with vitamin D replacement
Medicine; Internal Medicine
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.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Ahsan Ali, S.,
(2016). Successful treatment of proximal renal tubular acidosis and fanconi syndrome with vitamin D replacement. Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, 27(4), 812-815.
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