Unusual case of failure to thrive: Type III Bartter syndrome

  • Sumit Agrawal Department of Pediatrics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kanti Children’s Hospital
  • Krishnahari Subedi Department of Pediatrics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kanti Children’s Hospital
  • Pankaj Ray Department of Pediatrics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kanti Children’s Hospital
  • Ajit Rayamajhi Department of Pediatrics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kanti Children’s Hospital

Abstract

Bartter syndrome Type III is a rare autosomal recessive disorder resulting from an inherited defect in the thick ascending limb of the loop of henle of the nephrons in kidney. The typical clinical manifestations in childhood are failure to
thrive and recurrent episodes of vomiting. Typical laboratory findings which help in the diagnosis are hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, hypomagnesemia and hypercalciuria. We report a case of Type III Bartter syndrome not responding to repeated conventional treatment of failure to thrive.
Keywords: Bartter syndrome; failure to thrive; hypercalciuria; hypomagnesemia; hypokalemia

Published
2017-03-14
How to Cite
AGRAWAL, Sumit et al. Unusual case of failure to thrive: Type III Bartter syndrome. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, [S.l.], mar. 2017. ISSN 1999-6217. Available at: <http://jnhrc.com.np/index.php/jnhrc/article/view/880>. Date accessed: 25 nov. 2017.