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Bartter's Syndrome Evaluation

The evaluation of Bartter's syndrome begins with a medical history and physical examination.

The diagnosis of Bartter's syndrome is usually suspected after low blood potassium and chloride levels are identified in the bloodstream. Blood aldosterone levels will also be higher than normal.

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Bartter's Syndrome References
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