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Bartter syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Bartter's syndrome
  • Hypokalemic alkalosis with hypercalciuria
  • Potassium wasting
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How might Bartter syndrome be treated?

Treatment of Bartter syndrome depends on the type of the syndrome that the affected individual has, but it primarily focuses on preventing the loss of too much of potassium from the body.[1] This may include oral potassium (K) supplements, medication such as indomethacin, and potassium-sparing diuretics. In high-stress situations such as illness or trauma, blood electrolyte levels can change rapidly, which may require immediate intravenous treatment.[2] Genetic counseling may benefit affected individuals and their families.[1]

eMedicine has an article containing additional, thorough information about the management and treatment of Bartter syndrome. Click here to view this information.
Last updated: 11/7/2011

  1. Bartter's syndrome. NORD. September 23, 2007; Accessed 11/5/2011.
  2. G. Colussi. Bartter syndrome. Orphanet. July 2007; Accessed 11/5/2011.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • lists trials that are studying or have studied Bartter syndrome. Click on the link to go to to read descriptions of these studies.
  • The Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) provides access to reports, data, and analyses of research activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. Although these projects may not conduct studies on humans, you may want to contact the investigators to learn more. To search for studies, click on the link and enter the disease name in the "Terms Search" box. Then click "Submit Query".