Early diagnosis of pseudo-Bartter syndrome in a hot climate region. Importance of suspecting the possibility of this diagnosis

We report on a very young infant with cystic fi brosis diagnosed with pseudo-Bartter syndrome by neonatal screening at a reference center in a very hot climate region. She presented scarce clinical manifestations but showed all the corroborative laboratory changes. Although the clinical manifestations were not obvious, suspecting the possibility of this diagnosis in a hot climate region was essential for early diagnosis and subsequent intervention. We consider this an important aspect, since there is a current increase in the survival of patients with cystic fi brosis and in the ways to improve their health, so that they can enjoy better prognosis and quality of life.

Keywords: cystic fi brosis; neonatal screening; infant
Category: Case report
Volume: Vol. 58, No 2, april - june 2014
Authors: Ieda Regina Lopes Del Ciampo, Regina Sawamura, Luiz Antonio Del Ciampo, Inalda Facincani, Maria Inez Machado Fernandes
Reference work: Paediatr Croat. 2014;58:155-157
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13112/PC.2014.28

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