Diagnosing RTA and a Proposed RTA Algorithm

A recent addition to our early online collection, “Review of the Diagnostic Evaluation of Renal Tubular Acidosis” provides an overview of renal tubular acidosis (RTA) in a format accessible to physicians for everyday use.

Diagnosing RTA is complex and often delayed, resulting in suboptimal treatment. Primary care physicians should be aware of the clinical features of the subtypes of RTA and the options for confirming their diagnosis.

Yaxley and Pirrone describe the diagnostic tools available to physicians and present a diagnostic RTA algorithm in flowchart form for easy reference. Read about the challenges of diagnosing this complex condition here.