Pseudo-Bartter's syndrome, diuretic abuse, idiopathic edema, and eating disorders

J. E. Mitchell, Claire Pomeroy, M. Seppala, M. Huber

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Literature concerning Bartter's syndrome, pseudo-Bartter's syndrome, idiopathic edema, and diuretic abuse is reviewed. The authors suggest that many of the patients who present with the physiological disturbances associated with pseudo-Bartter's syndrome or with diuretic abuse, and a subgroup of those who use diuretics for idiopathic edema, have an underlying eating disorder. The pharmacology and physiology of diuretics are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-237
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology


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