Search tips
Search criteria 


Logo of jrsocmedLink to Publisher's site
J R Soc Med. 1995 December; 88(12): 712p–713p.
PMCID: PMC1295424

Bartter's syndrome associated with severe retinopathy and presenting as pseudohypoaldosteronism in a newborn.


Various pathophysiological explanations for Bartter's syndrome have been put forward since the condition was first described in 1962. It is currently thought that reduced reabsorption of sodium chloride in the distal tubule of the loop of Henle and the collecting ducts leads to secondary hyperkaluria and hypokalaemic metabolic alkalosis. We describe a 9 1/2-year-old boy with Bartter's syndrome and severe retinopathy whose features may be those of a previously unrecognized disorder.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (502K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

Images in this article

Click on the image to see a larger version.

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Garrick R, Ziyadeh FN, Jorkasky D, Goldfarb S. Bartter's syndrome: a unifying hypothesis. Am J Nephrol. 1985;5(5):379–384. [PubMed]
  • Stein JH. The pathogenetic spectrum of Bartter's syndrome. Kidney Int. 1985 Jul;28(1):85–93. [PubMed]
  • Uchiyama M, Shah V, Daman Willems C, Dillon MJ. Erythrocyte sodium transport in Bartter's syndrome. Acta Paediatr Scand. 1988 Nov;77(6):873–878. [PubMed]
  • White CP, Waldron M, Jan JE, Carter JE. Oculocerebral hypopigmentation syndrome associated with Bartter syndrome. Am J Med Genet. 1993 Jun 15;46(5):592–596. [PubMed]

Articles from Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine are provided here courtesy of Royal Society of Medicine Press