The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
The current management strategy includes high fluid intake, treatment with inhibitors of calcium oxalate crystallization, and temporary intensive dialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) followed by kidney transplantation. Varying success has been reported following transplantation, with recurrence being a real possibility since hyperoxaluria and elevated L-glycerate levels persist. Careful management in the postoperative period, with attention to brisk urine output and use of calcium oxalate urinary inhibitors may help prevent complications.
To date, liver-kidney transplantation has not been used in primary hyperoxaluria type 2. This strategy may be considered, however, as there is more enzyme in the liver than in other tissues. More studies are needed before liver transplantation can be recommended. Other treatment modalities needing further investigation include liver cell transplantation and recombinant gene therapy to replace the missing enzyme.
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Ninth International Primary Hyperoxaluria Workshop
Saturday, August 28, 2010 -
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Location: New York, NY
Description: The goals of this workshop were to (1) bring together the multidisciplinary primary hyperoxaluria (PH) treatment and research communities for dialogue and interaction in order to better understand the etiology of the PHs, optimize diagnosis and treatment strategies, and identify novel research and treatment approaches; (2) foster new collaborations among U.S. and international researchers and clinicians from a variety of backgrounds; (3) encourage the entry of new and junior researchers into the field of research on PHs and other oxalate-related diseases; and (4) inform PH patients, families, and friends of the latest advances in the understanding and clinical management of PHs.
Contact: Rebekah S. Rasooly, Ph.D.(301) firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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My son was recently diagnosed with primary hyperoxaluria type 2. Is this something that he can eventually outgrow? Can his liver repair itself and begin producing the missing enzyme? If not, is there any chance of him leading a full life or will he develop end stage renal disease before he has a chance to get old and gray? See answer