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Bartter syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Bartter's syndrome
  • Hypokalemic alkalosis with hypercalciuria
  • Potassium wasting
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Inheritance


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How is Bartter syndrome inherited?

Bartter syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, which means that both copies of the disease-causing gene (one inherited from each parent) have a mutation in an affected individual. Parents who each carry one mutated copy of the gene are referred to as carriers and typically do not have signs or symptoms of the condition. When two carriers for an autosomal recessive condition have children, each child has a 25% (1 in 4) risk to have the condition, a 50% (1 in 2) risk to be a carrier like each of the parents, and a 25% chance to not have the condition and not be a carrier.

Click here to visit the Genetic Home Reference Web site and view an illustration that demonstrates autosomal recessive inheritance.
Last updated: 12/5/2011