Medullary cystic kidney disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Autosomal dominant medullary cystic kidney disease with or without hyperuricemia
- Medullary Cystic Disease
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There are 2 types of MCKD, which are both inherited in an autosomal dominant manner but are caused by mutations in different genes. MCKD 1 is caused by mutations in the MCKD1 gene (which has not yet been identified) and MCKD 2 is caused by mutations in the UMOD gene. Exposure to seizure medication is not a known cause medullary cystic kidney disease.
Last updated: 2/25/2014
- A. Amoroso. Autosomal dominant medullary cystic kidney disease with or without hyperuricemia. Orphanet. June 2006; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=34149. Accessed 6/7/2011.