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Nephronophthisis 2

Nephronophthisis 2: Introduction

Nephronophthisis 2: A genetic kidney disorder which causes kidney failure during childhood. Other problems such as underdeveloped lungs may also be associated with the condition. Type 2 is caused by a defect in the inversin gene. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Nephronophthisis 2 is available below.

Symptoms of Nephronophthisis 2

Treatments for Nephronophthisis 2

  • Manage water and electrolyte balance. Once kidney failure occurs, dialysis or a kidney transplant is necessary for survival
  • Treatment of nephronopthisis is symptomatic as no therapy exists to prevent the progression to end stage renal failure. Management includes:
    • Aggressive management of high blood pressure - helps slow progression of renal disease. ACE (Angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and ARB's (Angiotensin II receptor blockers) are considered first line therapy
    • Avoidance of medications that may contribute to further renal damage - NSAID's, IV contrast
    • Smoking cessation - people who continue to smoke progress to end stage renal failure sooner
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Nephronophthisis 2: Complications

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Causes of Nephronophthisis 2

  • The genetic condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner
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Prognosis for Nephronophthisis 2

Prognosis for Nephronophthisis 2: Kidney failure can occur within the first few months of life in some cases. Progression of the kidney disease is rapid.

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