Apparent mineralocorticoid excess syndrome
Apparent mineralocorticoid excess syndrome Classification and external resources OMIM 218030 DiseasesDB 12740 MeSH D043204
Apparent mineralocorticoid excess (AME) is an autosomal recessive disorder causing hypertension (high blood pressure) and hypokalemia (abnormally low levels of potassium). The condition responds to glucocorticoid treatment. It results from mutations in the HSD11B2 gene, which encodes the kidney isozyme of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2. In an unaffected individual, this isozyme inactivates circulating cortisol to the less-active metabolite cortisone. The inactivating mutation leads to elevated local concentrations of cortisol in the kidney. Cortisol at high concentrations can cross-react and activate the mineralocorticoid receptor, leading to aldosterone-like effects in the kidney. This is what causes the hypokalemia, hypertension, and hypernatremia associated with the syndrome.
Other conditions such as Liddle's Syndrome can mimic the clinical features of AME, so diagnosis can be made by calculating the ratio of free urinary cortisol to free urinary cortisone. Since AME patients create less cortisone, the ratio will much be higher than non-affected patients. Alternatively, one could differentiate between the two syndromes by administering a potassium-sparing diuretic. Patients with Liddle's syndrome will only respond to a diuretic that binds the ENaC channel, whereas those with AME will respond to a diuretic that binds to ENaC or the mineralcorticoid receptor.
AME is exceedingly rare, with less than 100 cases recorded worldwide.
Liquorice consumption may also cause a temporary form of AME due to its ability to block 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2, in turn causing increased levels of cortisol. Cessation of licorice consumption will reverse this form of AME.
AME is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. This means the defective gene responsible for the disorder is located on an autosome, and two copies of the defective gene (one inherited from each parent) are required in order to be born with the disorder. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive disorder both carry one copy of the defective gene, but usually do not experience any signs or symptoms of the disorder.
- ^ a b Levtchenko, E. N.; Deinum, J.; Knoers, N. V.; Hermus, A. R.; Monnens, L. A.; Lenders, J. W. (Mar 2007). "From gene to disease; 'apparent mineralocorticoid excess' syndrome, a syndrome with an apparent excess of mineral corticoids". Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde 151 (12): 692–694. PMID 17447595.
- ^ a b Palermo M, Quinkler M, Stewart PM. (Oct 2004). "Apparent mineralocorticoid excess syndrome: an overview.". Epub 48 (5): 687–696. doi:10.1590/S0004-27302004000500015. PMID 15761540.
- ^ Weizmann Institute of Science > GeneCards > hydroxysteroid (11-beta) dehydrogenase 2 Retrieved on Feb 27, 2010. Cite: Consumption of large amounts of liquorice can lead to apparent mineralocorticoid excess and hypertension
Inborn error of steroid metabolism Mevalonate pathway To cholesterol SteroidsTo androgensTo estrogensAromatase deficiencyOther Endocrine pathology: endocrine diseases (E00–E35, 240–259) Pancreas/
pituitary axesHypothalamusPituitaryThyroidEndemic goitre · Toxic nodular goitre · Toxic multinodular goiter
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
syndrome of apparent mineralocorticoid excess — apparent mineralocorticoid excess … Medical dictionary
apparent mineralocorticoid excess — (AME) a rare autosomal recessive enzyme deficiency syndrome caused by mutation in the HSD11B2 gene (locus: 16q22), which encodes 11β hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2; it is characterized by accumulation of cortisol in the kidney in spite… … Medical dictionary
Conradi–Hünermann syndrome — Conradi Hünermann syndrome Classification and external resources ICD 10 Q77.3 ICD 9 756.59 … Wikipedia
CHILD syndrome — For other uses, see Child (disambiguation). CHILD syndrome Classification and external resources OMIM 308050 DiseasesDB 34609 Con … Wikipedia
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency — Classification and external resources Deficient 21 Hydroxylase can lead to accumulation of 17 Hydroxyprogesterone ICD … Wikipedia
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 11β-hydroxylase deficiency — Classification and external resources OMIM 202010 eMedicine article/117012 11β Hydroxylase deficient con … Wikipedia
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 17 alpha-hydroxylase deficiency — Classification and external resources OMIM 202110 DiseasesDB 1841 … Wikipedia
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase deficiency — Classification and external resources Cortisol ICD 10 E … Wikipedia
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia — CAH redirects here. For other meanings of CAH see CAH (disambiguation) Congenital adrenal hyperplasia Classification and external resources ICD 10 E25.0 ICD 9 … Wikipedia
5-alpha-reductase deficiency — Classification and external resources 5 alpha reductase produces dihydrotestosterone ICD 10 E … Wikipedia