Renal tubular acidosis with deafness
Other Names for this Disease
- AR dRTA
- AR dRTA with deafness
- AR dRTA with hearing loss
- AR dRTA wth deafness
- Autosomal recessive distal renal tubular acidosis
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sensorineural hearing loss. Infants with this condition may have problems with feeding and gaining weight (failure to thrive). Most children and adults with the condition have short stature, and many develop kidney stones. Other less common features include a softening and weakening of the bones and hypokalemic paralysis (extreme muscle weakness associated with low levels of potassium in the blood). Renal tubular acidosis with deafness is caused by mutations in the ATP6V1B1 or ATP6V0A4 gene. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. Treatment with sodium bicarbonate or sodium citrate can reduce or prevent many of the symptoms of this condition.Renal tubular acidosis with deafness is characterized by kidney (renal) problems and
Last updated: 8/13/2015
- Renal tubular acidosis with deafness. Genetics Home Reference. March 2014; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/renal-tubular-acidosis-with-deafness. Accessed 8/13/2015.
- Renal Tubular Acidosis Page. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). September 9, 2010; http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/kidney-disease/renal-tubular-acidosis-rta/Pages/facts.aspx. Accessed 8/13/2015.
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