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?
The diagnosis of the condition is done by a renal ultrasound. The doctor may also look at family medical history to derive at a treatment plan.
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 is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.