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Medullary Sponge Kidney

Medullary Sponge Kidney: Introduction

Medullary Sponge Kidney: A rare inherited disorder where the tubes in the kidneys that collect urine are wider than normal. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Medullary Sponge Kidney is available below.

Symptoms of Medullary Sponge Kidney

Treatments for Medullary Sponge Kidney

  • Removal of kidney stones (surgical, lithotripsy, urinary stents)
  • Increase oral fluid intake
  • IV fluids if unable to take oral fluids
  • Pain relief for renal colic - eg diclofenac, morphine
  • Antibiotics if renal infection
  • more treatments...»

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Medullary Sponge Kidney: Deaths

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Medullary Sponge Kidney: Complications

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Causes of Medullary Sponge Kidney

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Less Common Symptoms of Medullary Sponge Kidney

Medullary Sponge Kidney: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Medullary Sponge Kidney

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, irritable 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 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. 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 an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with more »

Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be misdiagnosed 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 more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the more »

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Medullary Sponge Kidney: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Medullary Sponge Kidney

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Definitions of Medullary Sponge Kidney:

Cystic disease of the medullary portion of the renal pyramids; asymptomatic unless complicated by infection, calculi, or obstruction; should be distinguished from congenital polycystic disease of the kidneys. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Medullary Sponge Kidney as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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