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Nephrocalcinosis: Introduction

Nephrocalcinosis: A condition characterized by calcium salt deposits in the kidneys which may affect it's ability to function. The condition refers to a generally increased level of calcium in the kidneys rather than actual localized deposits such as occurs in kidney stones. It may be caused by such things as high blood calcium levels and tuberculosis. The condition often goes unnoticed until kidney or urinary tract stones form. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Nephrocalcinosis is available below.

Symptoms of Nephrocalcinosis

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Nephrocalcinosis: Complications

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Causes of Nephrocalcinosis

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Disease Topics Related To Nephrocalcinosis

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Nephrocalcinosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Nephrocalcinosis

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Definitions of Nephrocalcinosis:

A condition characterized by precipitation of calcium phosphate in the tubules of the kidney, with resultant renal insufficiency. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Renal lithiasis in which calcium deposits form in the renal parenchyma and result in reduced kidney function and blood in the urine - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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


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