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Medullary Sponge Kidney Summary

Description: A non-hereditary KIDNEY disorder characterized by the abnormally dilated (ECTASIA) medullary and inner papillary portions of the collecting ducts. These collecting ducts usually contain CYSTS or DIVERTICULA filled with jelly-like material or small calculi (KIDNEY STONES) leading to infections or obstruction. It should be distinguished from congenital or hereditary POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASES.

Also Known As: Cacchi Ricci Disease; Cacchi-Ricci Syndrome; Kidney, Sponge; Precalyceal Canalicular Ectasia; Cacchi Ricci Syndrome Show All >>

Networked: 60 relevant articles (2 outcomes, 1 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Medullary Sponge Kidney

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Thiazides : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  2. Calcium : 12 results : IBA
  3. Calcium Oxalate : 4 results : IBA
  4. calcium phosphate : 4 results : IBA
  5. Citric Acid (Citrate) : 3 results : FDA 10 Generic
  6. familial juvenile Nephronophthisis : 3 results : IBA
  7. tranilast (N 5') : 3 results : IBA
  8. Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) : 2 results : IBA
  9. Potassium Citrate : 2 results : FDA 3 Generic
  10. Uric Acid (Urate) : 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Medullary Sponge Kidney

  1. Infection
  2. Hydronephrosis
  3. Pathologic Dilatation (Ectasia)
  4. Bacteriuria
  5. Renal Tubular Acidosis (Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis)
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Key Therapies for Medullary Sponge Kidney

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  1. Nephrectomy : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results
  2. Lithotripsy (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy) : 6 results
  3. Intravenous Infusions : 2 results
  4. Catheters : 1 result
  5. Solid-State Lasers : 1 result
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