Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Jun 16, 2022; 10(17): 5893-5898
Published online Jun 16, 2022. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i17.5893
Gitelman syndrome: A case report
Shi-Yuan Chen, Ning Jie
Shi-Yuan Chen, Ning Jie, Department of Endocrinology, Longhua Central Hospital, Shenzhen 518110, Guangdong Province, China
Author contributions: Chen SY and Ning J analyzed the data and diagnosed Gitelman syndrome; Chen SY wrote the manuscript; Ning J modified this manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Ning Jie, MD, Chief Doctor, Department of Endocrinology, Longhua Central Hospital, No. 187 Guanlan Avenue, Shenzhen 518110, Guangdong Province, China. jiening919@gmail.com
Received: January 1, 2022
Peer-review started: January 1, 2022
First decision: February 8, 2022
Revised: February 24, 2022
Accepted: April 4, 2022
Article in press: April 4, 2022
Published online: June 16, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Gitelman syndrome (GS) is easily misdiagnosed or missed in diagnosis due to its low incidence and lack of awareness. Herein, we present a rare case of GS in a young man with limb weakness. This case demonstrates that attention should be focused on GS in patients with hypokalemia complicated with hypomagnesemia. Genetic testing is helpful in confirming the diagnosis.