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Title: Pseudo-Bartter syndrome in a neonate on prostaglandin infusion
Authors: Vanhaesebrouck, Sofie ×
Allegaert, Karel
Vanhole, Christine
Devlieger, Hugo
Gewillig, Marc
Proesmans, Willem #
Issue Date: Sep-2003
Series Title: European Journal of Pediatrics vol:162 issue:9 pages:569-71
Abstract: We describe a case of iatrogenic pseudo-Bartter syndrome caused by administration of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1 alprostadil). Although the use of i.v. PGE1 is a well-established pharmacological therapy in neonates with a ductus-dependent congenital cardiopathy to ensure ductus-dependent flow, we could only find one other report on pseudo-Bartter syndrome related to PGE1 infusion. CONCLUSION: Primary Bartter syndrome is associated with endogenous increased levels of prostaglandins. Therefore, we postulate that the dose of prostaglandin E1 administered, immaturity and the genetic background are all relevant factors involved in the phenotypic presentation of iatrogenic pseudo-Bartter syndrome in this preterm infant.
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ISSN: 0340-6199
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Section Newborn (-)
Pediatric Cardiology Section (-)
Section Child - Miscellaneous (-)
Cardiovascular Developmental Biology
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