Doctors for Bartter Syndrome in Kundgol Cross, Hubli-Dharwad
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Bartter Syndrome represents a set of closely related, autosomal recessive renal tubular disorders that are rare and inherited. The two types of Bartter Syndrome are neonatal, which occurs during 24 and 30 weeks of gestation, and classic, which occurs during the first 2 yrs of life. Symptoms of neonatal Bartter Syndrome are frequent urination and drinking of water, excess amounts of calcium in urine, kidney stones and in rare cases renal failure. Symptoms of classic Bartter Syndrome are polyuria, polydipsia, tendency to dehydrate, increased calcium in urine, and tendency to develop kidney stones.
HOW IS BARTTER SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis methods are electrocardiography and histological findings. Nephrologists may look out for potassium, aldosterone, calcium, magnesium and chloride levels in the urine. Complete blood count, Thiazide testing and glomerular filtering rate are other diagnostic methods. Neonatal Bartter syndrome can be diagnosed in ultrasound scan. For older patients, renal ultrasounds and CT scans are performed.
HOW IS BARTTER SYNDROME TREATED?
Bartter syndrome is treated by increasing potassium rich foods in the daily diet schedule. Potassium supplements are advised along with salt and magnesium supplements. Medicines, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be recommended in many cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Infants that have been affected with severe growth failure, may grow normally with appropriate treatment. In many cases the patients remain well with ongoing treatment although a few may develop kidney failure.