What is Bartter syndrome?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Bartter syndrome is a group of autosomal recessive disorders characterized by hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis and hypotension. [25] Sensorineural hearing loss is also a feature of this syndrome. Mutations in 6 different renal tubular proteins in the loop of Henle have been discovered in individuals with clinical Bartter syndrome. [26, 27]


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