Saving lives through education, advances in treatment and finding a cure for Barth syndrome
Barth syndrome is a rare genetic condition that mostly affects boys and men
- Heart muscle weakness (cardiomyopathy)
- Neutropenia (lack of white blood cells needed to fight bacterial infections)
- Fatigue and general muscle weakness
- Growth/feeding issues
The Barth Syndrome Trust 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)
CARDIOMAN - first UK clinical trial currently underway
New NHS Hospital Management Plan for Barth syndrome patients
Our Education Guide for Schools ~ March 2019
Our Little Book for Children is a simple, beautifully illustrated guide to Barth syndrome, aimed at young children
We are funding a new research project into neutropenia, led by Drs Borko Amulic and Colin Steward, University of Bristol
New Pill Swallowing Factsheet added to Resources Section
Have you signed up to be an organ donor? Read Laura and Joe's story featured in the Sunday Telegraph
ICD Code for Barth Syndrome ICD-10 E7871/E78.71