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Nephrolithiasis is derived from the Greek name : nephros (kidney) lithos (stone).
Nephronophthisis is a genetic disorder that mainly affects children. Nephronophthisis is categorized as a medullary cystic kidney disease. Nephronophthisis is a type of ciliopathy with an incidence of 1 in 50,000 births in the United States. Infantile, juvenile and adolescent forms of Nephronophthisis have been identified so far. Symptoms are:
• Liver problems
• Cone shaped epiphysis
HOW IS NEPHRONOPHTHISIS DIAGNOSED?
A Nephrologists/General Physician diagnoses Nephrolithiasis by conducting a renal ultrasound and by examining the medical history of the family.
HOW IS NEPHRONOPHTHISIS TREATED?
Treatment of the condition is symptomatic and supportive. Medications help in delaying the progress of the disease. A kidney transplant may become essential as the child grows into adulthood.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nephronophthisis usually occurs between the ages of 10 to 20.