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Albright-Hadorn syndrome

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A now obsolete eponym used to indicate the occurrence of paroxysmal hypokalemic muscular paralysis associated with osteomalacia in patients with renal tubular acidosis.


  • F. Albright, et al:
    Osteomalacia and late rickets. The various etiologies met in the United States with emphasis on that resulting from a specific form of renal acidosis, the therapeutic indications of each etiological sub-group, and the relationship between osteomalacia and Milkman’s syndrome.
    Medicine, Baltimore, 1946, 25: 399-479.
  • W. Hadorn:
    Osteomalacie mit paroxysmaler hypokalämischer Muskellähmung; ein neues Syndrom.
    Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, Basel, 1948, 78: 1328-1241.

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