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Bartter Syndrome

Bartter Syndrome: Introduction

Bartter Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder of kidney metabolism characterized by reduced blood acidity and low potassium levels. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Bartter Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Bartter Syndrome

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Bartter Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Bartter Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Bartter Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Bartter Syndrome

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Bartter Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Bartter Syndrome

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Definitions of Bartter Syndrome:

A group of disorders caused by the defective salt reabsorption in the ascending LOOP OF HENLE. It is characterized by severe salt-wasting, HYPOKALEMIA, hypercalciuria, metabolic ALKALOSIS, and hyper-reninemic HYPERALDOSTERONISM without HYPERTENSION. There are several subtypes resulting from mutations of autosomal recessive genes for SODIUM-POTASSIUM-CHLORIDE COTRANSPORTERS. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Bartter Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Bartter Syndrome, or a subtype of Bartter Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Bartter Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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