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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Dent's disease (or Dent disease) is a rare X-linked recessive inherited condition that affects the kidney. It is one cause of Fanconi syndrome, and is characterized by tubular proteinuria, hypercalciuria, calcium nephrolithiasis, nephrocalcinosis and chronic renal failure.

"Dent's disease" is often used to describe an entire group of familial disorders, including X-linked recessive nephrolithiasis with renal failure, X-linked recessive hypophosphataemic rickets, and both Japanese and idiopathic low molecular weight proteinuria.[1]

References

  1. Mayo Clinic, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mineral Metabolism and Stone Disease

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