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What is Bartter Syndrome?

What is Bartter Syndrome?

  • Bartter Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder of kidney metabolism characterized by reduced blood acidity and low potassium levels.
  • 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

Bartter Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Bartter Syndrome:

Broader types of Bartter Syndrome:

How serious is Bartter Syndrome?

Complications of Bartter Syndrome: see complications of Bartter Syndrome

What causes Bartter Syndrome?

Causes of Bartter Syndrome: see causes of Bartter Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Bartter Syndrome?

Symptoms of Bartter Syndrome: see symptoms of Bartter Syndrome

Complications of Bartter Syndrome: see complications of Bartter Syndrome

Bartter Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bartter Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bartter Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bartter Syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bartter Syndrome.
Treatments for Bartter Syndrome: see treatments for Bartter Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Bartter Syndrome

Main name of condition: Bartter Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Bartter Syndrome:

aldosteronism with normal blood pressure, hyperaldosteronism with hypokalemic alkalosis, hyperaldosteronism without hypertension, juxtaglomerular hyperplasia, Hypokalemic alkalosis with hypercalciuria, Potassium wasting

Hyperprostaglandin E syndrome, Juxtaglomerular hyperplasia with secondary aldosteronism Source - Diseases Database

Hypokalemic alkalosis with hypercalciuria, Hypokalemic alkalosis with hypercalciuria
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Bartter Syndrome: Related Conditions

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