Other Names for this Disease
- Liddle's syndrome
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Treatment for Liddle syndrome includes following a low sodium diet as well as taking potassium-sparing diuretics, which reduce blood pressure and correct hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis. Conventional anti-hypertensive therapies are not effective for this condition. With treatment, prognosis is good. Without treatment, cardiovascular (heart-related) and renal (kidney-related) complications often occur.
Last updated: 9/21/2012
- Rosa Vargas-Poussou. Liddle syndrome. Orphanet. August 2011; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=526. Accessed 9/21/2012.
- Project OrphanAnesthesia is a project whose aim is to create peer-reviewed, readily accessible guidelines for patients with rare diseases and for the anesthesiologists caring for them. The project is a collaborative effort of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Orphanet, the European Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, anesthetists and rare disease experts with the aim to contribute to patient safety.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Liddle syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.