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Keyword - Nephronophthisis (KW-0983)

Definition

Protein which, if defective, causes nephronophthisis, a chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis that progresses to end-stage renal failure. Clinical features include anemia, polyuria, polydipsia, isosthenuria, and death in uremia. Some children present with extrarenal symptoms such as tapeto-retinal degeneration, mental retardation, cerebellar ataxia, bone anomalies or liver involvement.

Synonyms

  • NPHP

Category

Disease

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NephronophthisisDisease
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