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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Renal sodium handling study in an atypical case of Bartter's syndrome associated with mitochondriopathy and sensorineural blindness|
|Abstract:||Bartter's syndrome is a disorder that has been linked to mutations in one of three ion transporter proteins: NKCC2 (type 1), ROMK (type 11) and CCLNKB (type 111), which affects a final common pathway that participates in ion transport by thick ascending limb cells. We present an atypical case of mitochondriopathy combined with tubule functional disturbances compatible with Battler's syndrome and definitive sensorineural blindness. Our patient had a peculiar clinical presentation with signs of salt and volume depletion, low blood pressure and secondary hyperaldosteronism, associated with hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, hypocalcemia and severe hypomagnesemia, uncommon in genetic forms of Banter's syndrome. The enhanced absolute and fractional sodium excretion in our patient compared to volunteers was accompanied by increased post-proximal sodium rejection, suggesting a striking ion transport dysfunction in these nephron segments. These findings lead to the Bartter's syndrome diagnosis, accompanied by a suppose mitochondrial tick ascending loop of Henle epithelium dysfunction that may reflect the high energy supplied by mitochondria electron transport chain, required for this nephron segment to maintain normal ion transport.|
|Editor:||Marcel Dekker Inc|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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