Nephrocalcinosis

Nephrocalcinosis: Severe calcification of the kidney ...Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1 ...

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Causes of Nephrocalcinosis

Cause: Nephrocalcinosis may be caused by a variety of things, including underlying disorders or conditions, medications or supplements, and infections. Causes may include:

  • Primary hyperparathyroidism is the single most common cause of nephrocalcinosis in adults. While nephrocalcinosis is a relatively ...
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Causes List for Nephrocalcinosis

Some possible causes of Nephrocalcinosis or similar disorders may include:2

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Types of Nephrocalcinosis

Some of the types of this condition may include:3 Types of Nephrocalcinosis:

  • Cortical nephrocalcinosis
  • Medullary nephrocalcinosis
  • Microscopic nephrocalcinosis
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Genetics of Nephrocalcinosis

Inheritance: Nephrocalcinosis may be caused by a large variety of things, including underlying disorders, certain medications and supplements, and infections. Nephrocalcinosis itself is not inherited. However, the underlying condition that is causing nephrocalcinosis in an individual may be inherited. Some ...4

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Treatments: Nephrocalcinosis

Treatment: Treatment of nephrocalcinosis includes treating the underlying condition causing nephrocalcinosis, if it is known. The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms and prevent more calcium from being deposited in the kidneys. Measures are usually taken to reduce abnormal ...5

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Names and Terminology

Other Names: Hypercalcemic nephropathy ...Source: GARD (NIH)6 ...

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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ rksc/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  4. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 7177/ nephrocalcinosis
  5. ibid.
  6. ibid.

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