Saving lives through education, advances in treatment and finding a cure for Barth syndrome
Barth syndrome is a rare genetic condition that usually affects boys and men (though we do have girls within our group)
- Heart muscle weakness (cardiomyopathy)
- Neutropenia (lack of white blood cells needed to fight bacterial infections)
- Fatigue and general muscle weakness
- Growth/feeding issues
Barth Syndrome UK is a well-established community of families, medical professionals, scientists, donors and volunteers with links to other affiliates all around the world. We provide the most comprehensive source of reliable and current information about this condition and we invite you to visit our pages to find the information you seek.
We are dedicated to saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome - a sometimes fatal, often debilitating genetic disease.
Working together we are making a difference in the lives of children and their families. One day there will be a cure; please join us and help us make that day come sooner.
Meet our families
Children in Need - Meet Joe
Narrated by Martin Freeman (Hobbit, Sherlock)
The psychosocial impact of Barth syndrome... Read Dr Aidan Searle's 'Self-regulation in Barth syndrome', a UK perspective https://rdcu.be/cyFRV. With special thanks to the UK Barth families who took part and to NIHR EME Program and BSF
CARDIOMAN clinical trial results summary now available
2022 Grant Program now open for applications
Meet Barth dad Sam who found that walking has helped him during the hardest, darkest times after the loss of his son Josh.
Barth Syndrome UK funds new research project for 2021
New Transition resource from Bristol Service
New Teen Booklet out now!
Download and personalise your School Care Plan
Our Little Book for Children is a simple, beautifully illustrated guide to Barth syndrome, aimed at young children
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CARDIOMAN clinical trial - Completed (awaiting results)
New NHS Hospital Management Plan for Barth syndrome patients
ICD Code for Barth Syndrome ICD-10 E7871/E78.71