Dent Disease | Austin Forrest
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The Mayo Clinic has an ongoing study for Dent’s Disease. Funding is provided by the NIH. They have a Patient Survey that we encourage everyone to take!
Follow this link and find the Rare Kidney Stone Corsortium network link.
Dent disease is a chronic kidney disorder that occurs almost exclusively in males. In affected individuals, kidney problems result from damage to structures called proximal tubules. Signs and symptoms of this condition appear in early childhood and worsen over time.
The most frequent sign of Dent disease is the presence of an abnormally large amount of proteins in the urine (tubular proteinuria).Other common signs of the disorder include excess calcium in the urine (hypercalciuria), calcium deposits in the kidneys (nephrocalcinosis), and kidney stones (nephrolithiasis).
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The Dent Disease Foundation's purposes are:
To raise funds to support research into the causes of the disease so we may halt its progression and find a cure;
To educate patients, the medical community and the public; and to promote communication among patients, their families and the medical community.
And don’t forget to visit the Mayo Clinic Facebook page for more information.
Dent Patient Day - Chicago, IL
Dent Patient in Chicago was a great chance to meet patients, families, and researchers. Dr. Lieske was kind enough to provide a presentation that is filled with information worth checking out.
December Newsletter is now available.
Thanks to Dr. John Lieske, Dr. Lada Beara Lasic, Barb Seide, Julie Olson, and Alicia Meek.