Prenatal diagnosis of bartter syndrome

H. Shalev, M. Ohaly, I. Meizner, R. Carmi

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Bartter syndrome, an autosomal recessive disorder of hyperaldosteronism and increased plasma renin, was suspected in an at‐risk pregnancy due to the early occurrence of polyhydramnios. Further establishment of the diagnosis was accomplished by demonstrating increased levels of aldosterone in amniotic fluid and fetal cord blood. Electrolyte levels did not differ significantly from reported controls. It is thus suggested that polyhydramnios is the result of increased fetal urine output in Bartter syndrome and that amniotic fluid aldosterone is a reliable marker for the prenatal diagnosis of this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)996-998
Number of pages3
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994


  • Bartter syndrome
  • aldosterone
  • polyhydramnios
  • prenatal diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Genetics(clinical)


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