Korean J Nephrol.  2007 May;26(3):353-357.

A Case of Adult-Onset Bartter's Syndrome Associated with Nephrocalcinosis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Dong Rae Bong Seng Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Korea. kidney@hanmail.net

Abstract

Bartter syndrome is characterized by markedly reduced or absent salt transport by the thick ascending limb of Henle. The phenotype of Bartter syndrome is renal salt wasting, hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, increased renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, with normal or low blood pressure. Most of the cases have been noted in the pediatric age group and adult-onset cases are rare. Nephrocalcinosis is common in antenatal Bartter syndrome. We report a case of adult-onset Bartter syndrome associated with nephrocalcinosis.

Keyword

Bartter syndrome; Hypokalemia; Nephrocalcinosis

MeSH Terms

Alkalosis
Bartter Syndrome*
Extremities
Humans
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Nephrocalcinosis*
Phenotype
Renin-Angiotensin System
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