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Barth Syndrome is an ailment that springs from an enlarged heart that has also become weak. This also leads to recurring infections due to the decreasing numbers of white blood cells and weakness in muscle movements. In the long run, it can also affect the person’s height and leave him or her with a short stature.
HOW IS BARTH SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Early diagnosis is key to prolonged survival for the patient. It can be diagnosed by the presence of increased levels of 3-methylglutaconic acid in urine. There are various other laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis of Barth syndrome. Some of them are: Complete Blood Count, Echocardiogram, Cardiolipin Analysis of Muscle, Platelets, or Cultured Cells
HOW IS BARTH SYNDROME TREATED?
There is no specific treatment for Barth syndrome. Bacterial infections caused by neutropenia can be effectively treated with antibiotics. A team of medical professionals, such as pediatricians, physicians, pediatric cardiologists, hematologists, specialists in the treatment of bacterial infections, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals can help deal with the disorder.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition was considered fatal for infants at one point.