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Primary hyperoxaluria type 2

Primary hyperoxaluria type 2: Introduction

Primary hyperoxaluria type 2: A rare inherited inborn metabolic disorder characterized by excessive amounts of oxalate in the urine and deposits of oxalate in the kidneys which leads to progressive kidney failure. There are two subtypes of Oxalosis, each with a different origin for the genetic defect involved. Type 2 involves a deficiency of a liver enzyme called D-Glycerate Dehydrogenase. Type 2 tends to cause a milder disease than type 1 with better longterm outcomes. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Primary hyperoxaluria type 2 is available below.

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Treatments for Primary hyperoxaluria type 2

  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) can reduce levels of oxalate made by the liver - this therapy works better for some people than others.
  • Neutral phosphates, citrates and magnesium may also help with reducing the formation of urinary stones
  • Intake of oxalate in the diet should also be minimized though this doesn't seem to have a huge impact on the disease
  • Increase fluid intake
  • Lithotripsy to remove urinary stones
  • more treatments...»

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Prognosis for Primary hyperoxaluria type 2

Prognosis for Primary hyperoxaluria type 2: Patients tend to develop kidney stones within the first couple of years of life. Type 2 is not as severe as type 1 but kidney failure can occur. The disease tends to reoccur with kidney transplants.

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Primary hyperoxaluria type 2 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Primary hyperoxaluria type 2, or a subtype of Primary hyperoxaluria type 2, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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  1. Primary hyperoxaluria type 2: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications
  8. Prognosis
 

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