Familial Hyperaldosteronism Type 2 (FH2) is a rare, hereditary cause of hyperaldosteronism.
Genetic Locus: 7p22
Genes Affected: uncertain
Gene Mutation: uncertain
Inheritance: autosomal dominant
A patient may have bilateral adrenocortical hyperplasia and/or adrenocortical adenomas.
(2) failure of glucocorticoid therapy (dexamethasone, other) to control the hypertension
(1) elevated plasma aldosterone levels
(2) low plasma renin activity
(3) absence of the chimeric gene associated with FH1
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Specialty: Endocrinology, Clinical Laboratory