Dent disease, a condition chiefly prevalent in men is a kidney disorder. This is caused due to damage of the proximal tubules. There are two types of dent disease referred to as Dent 1 and Dent 2. The former is caused due to a defect in a protein gene and the latter is caused due to an enzyme abnormality within the kidney cells. Excess calcium in the kidney or in the urine and kidney stones are some of the signs of the condition. Genetic tests are often conducted to check for the disease.
HOW IS DENT DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
It is one of the causes of Fanconi syndrome which is a renal disorder.