Renal tubular function was studied in an 8-month-old male infant with Bartter’s syndrome, which is characterized by hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, normotensive hyperreninemic hyperaldosteronism, and reduced pressor response to angiotensin II. Chloride transport along the diluting segment (CH2O/CH2O + CCl) was impaired. Furthermore, furosemide did not elicit normal natriuresis, which suggested impaired chloride reabsorptive capacity at the furosemide-sensitive ascending limb of Henle’s loop. Loss of antidiuretic hormone-mediated urinary concentration was in support of this. These findings pointed to the thick ascending limb of Henle’s loop as the site of the primary defect in this child.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Jun|
- Antidiuretic hormone
- Bartter’s syndrome
- Renal tubular function
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health