Potter Syndrome Follow-up

Updated: Nov 25, 2020
  • Author: Sushil Gupta, MD; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Further Care

Further outpatient care

Further outpatient care depends on the underlying renal condition and renal function. Close follow-up with a pediatric nephrologist is needed.

Patients require careful monitoring of renal function and respiratory function. In addition, medications and their adverse effects should be monitored.

Further inpatient care

Neonates with Potter syndrome should be admitted to the neonatal ICU (NICU).


Inpatient & Outpatient Medications

The following medications have been used in the management of Potter syndrome:

  • Medications that are used in the treatment of hypertension include beta-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics.

  • Diuretics can be used in the treatment of fluid overload and related hypertension.

  • Calcium carbonate is used to treat hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia.

  • Vitamin D is used to treat hyperparathyroidism.

  • Erythropoietin is used in the treatment of anemia associated with renal failure.

  • Growth hormone is used in children with growth failure associated with chronic renal failure.

  • Oral or parenteral iron may be required to treat anemia associated with chronic renal failure.