Dent's disease is also referred to as Dental disease, which is a rarely occurring problem of X-linked recessive inherited condition. This has an impact on your kidneys’ proximal renal tubules. It is one of the earlier causes of Fanconi syndrome. Common symptoms of the same include excessive calcium in the urine, formation of kidney stones and can lead to chronic kidney failure.
HOW IS DENT DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Dent Disease is based on specific symptoms and family history. Clinical tests of the patient’s urine and the biopsy of the affected kidney may confirm diagnosis. Molecular genetic testing also confirms the disease
HOW IS DENT DISEASE TREATED?
Treatment of Dent’s disease is done through the use of medications, which is prescribed in fixed doses as per the extent of the disease. It includes medicines like Thiazide diuretics, Amiloride, etc. in some patients, the supplements of vitamin D is also given to overcome the issue.
DID YOU KNOW?
This disease happens as a result of genetic mutations in the body and is rather rare.