Arlene Chapman

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Hereditary Renal Cystic Diseases: Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease

Does this patient have medullary cystic kidney disease? Medullary cystic kidney disease (MCKD) is a rare inherited renal disorder characterized by multiple medullary cysts and tubular-interstitial fibrosis in kidneys that are small to normal in size. A historical term “Juvenile nephronophthisis-medullary cystic disease complex” was created to describe two histopathologically similar diseases: familiar juvenile nephronophthisis…

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