Doctors for Nephronophthisis in Agaramthen, Kanchipuram
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Nephronophthisis is a genetic disorder of the kidneys which affects children, and Nephronophthisis is inherited it is the most common genetic cause of childhood kidney failure. Nephronophthisis is characterized by fibrosis and the formation of cysts in the kidney and this condition eventually leads to terminal kidney failure. Some of the common signs of Nephronophthisis include eye disorders, liver disorders, and intellectual disability, high blood pressure, nausea and weakness.
HOW IS NEPHRONOPHTHISIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Nephronophthisis is done by a nephrologist based on the symptoms and evaluation of patient and family history. Pediatricians may identify the disease based on symptoms and additional diagnostic tests. A renal ultrasound helps diagnose the disease.
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?
This disease happens in children of both sexes and is one of the leading causes of end-stage renal disease, which in the long run could be fatal.