Other Names for this Disease
- Potassium wasting
- Bartter's syndrome
- Hypokalemic alkalosis with hypercalciuria
- Renal tubular normotensive hypokalemic alkalosis with hypercalciuria
- Salt-losing tubular disorder, Henles loop type
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Currently there is no cure for Bartter syndrome, but treatments are available. Severity of symptoms (and associated complications) vary from person to person. People with Bartter syndrome must take medications consistently, as prescribed. They also must be careful to maintain an adequate fluid and electrolyte balance. With treatment, prognosis in many cases is good. Treated individuals with Bartter syndrome are often able to lead fairly normal lives.
Last updated: 12/7/2011
- Frassetto LA et al.,. Bartter syndrome: Follow-up. MedScape. 2009; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/238670-followup#a2651. Accessed 12/7/2011.