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Is Bartter syndrome fatal?
Last Updated: 14th March, 2020
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Besides, can you die from Bartter syndrome?
Although rare, if untreated, these cardiac arrhythmias can potentially progress to cause sudden cardiac arrest and potentially sudden death. Patients with Bartter syndromes type 1 and 2 typically have elevated levels of calcium in the urine which can lead to the deposition of calcium in the kidney (nephrocalcinosis).
Also, is Bartter syndrome hereditary? Bartter syndrome is caused by mutations in any one of at least 5 genes and is usually inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. The different types of Bartter syndrome are classified according to the age of onset, severity, and the specific gene that causes the condition.
Subsequently, question is, is Bartter syndrome curable?
Bartter syndrome is a rare inherited disorder that impedes the kidneys' ability to reabsorb salt, potassium, calcium, and other electrolytes, leading to the excessive loss of all of these compounds in urine. There is no cure for Bartter syndrome.
What is the effect of Bartter syndrome?
Bartter syndrome is a group of very similar kidney disorders that cause an imbalance of potassium, sodium, chloride, and related molecules in the body. Bartter syndrome is also characterized by low levels of potassium in the blood (hypokalemia), which can result in muscle weakness, cramping, and fatigue.