nephrocalcinosis


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nephrocalcinosis

[¦nef·rō‚kal·sə′nō·səs]
(pathology)
Deposition of calcium salts in the kidney tubules.
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Dent disease is characterized by low-molecular-weight (LMW) proteinuria, hypercalciuria, nephrolithiasis, nephrocalcinosis, and progressive renal failure (Devuyst & Thakker, 2010; Lieske et al.
Some nephrocalcinosis patient could not secrete highly acidic urine when challenged with 100 mg/kg body wt.
Although the oral doses of calcium and phosphor were high, calcification formation and nephrocalcinosis were minimal and temporary, disappearing during the one year follow up causing no sequela.
An interesting feature was the presence of focal nephrocalcinosis in animals of group I and II.
Subsequently, a detailed differential diagnostic evaluation of nephrocalcinosis was performed.
Dent's disease is a proximal tubulus disease which is transmitted by x-linked recessive inheritance and which is characterized with low molecular weight (LMW) proteinuria, hypercalciuria, nephrocalcinosis and/or nephrolithiasis (8).
Manifestations included failure to thrive, vomiting, dehydration, fever, and nephrocalcinosis.
Thiazides are used in neonates because they cause less renal calcium loss and therefore have a lower risk for nephrocalcinosis.
Impaired renal function, nephrocalcinosis and growth failure are frequent.
However, when tubular and/or interstitial calcifications are numerous and diffuse, the diagnoses of nephrocalcinosis, phosphate nephropathy, and oxalate nephropathy must be considered.
The Blue Diaper Syndrome: Familial Hypercalcemia with Nephrocalcinosis and Indicanuria; A new familial disease, with definition of the metabolic abnormality.