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Medullary cystic kidney disease

Medullary cystic kidney disease: Introduction

Medullary cystic kidney disease: A rare genetic kidney disease involving the development of cyst in the kidney which causes problems with kidney function. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Medullary cystic kidney disease is available below.

Symptoms of Medullary cystic kidney disease

Treatments for Medullary cystic kidney disease

  • Treatment usually involves managing symptoms through measures such as salt supplements and maintaining adequate hydration. Progressive kidney deterioration may necessitate dialysis and a kidney transplant
  • Treatment of medullary cystic kidney disease 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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Causes of Medullary cystic kidney disease

  • The genetic condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner
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  1. Medullary cystic kidney disease: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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