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.
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causes, and treatments of Nephronophthisis 2 is available below.
Symptoms of Nephronophthisis 2
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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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Less Common Symptoms of Nephronophthisis 2
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occasional symptoms of Nephronophthisis 2
Nephronophthisis 2: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Nephronophthisis 2
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, ...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut.
This...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »
Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical
condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of
celiac disease)....read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel...read more »
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Nephronophthisis 2: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Nephronophthisis 2
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Nephronophthisis 2: Rare Types
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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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Types of Nephronophthisis 2
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