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Renal tubular acidosis [keywords]
- Renal tubular acidosis type II associated with vitamin D deficiency presenting as chronic weakness. [Journal Article]
- Ther Adv Endocrinol Metab 2014 Aug; 5(4):86-9.
Chronic vitamin D deficiency, though common in the elderly, is often under diagnosed and when progressing to renal tubular acidosis type II (RTA 2) can cause several simultaneous electrolyte imbalances that may present with weakness and pain as chief symptoms. We present such a case that after months of evaluation and symptomatic treatment did not lead to an effective establishment of the etiology causing chronic weakness and body pain in an elderly female patient. Eventually, after a careful review of the patient's history, repeat physical examinations, laboratory data evaluation, and diagnostic testing led to the establishment of the diagnosis of proximal RTA 2 associated with vitamin D deficiency, which caused the patient to develop several remarkable secondary electrolyte imbalances such as hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, hypophosphatemia, acidemia, hyperparathyroidism, with weakness and body pain.
- Distal renal tubular acidosis in AIDS young woman with wasting syndrome. [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
- Int Urol Nephrol 2014 Oct 9.
- Fourteen Monogenic Genes Account for 15% of Nephrolithiasis/Nephrocalcinosis. [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
- J Am Soc Nephrol 2014 Oct 8.
Nephrolithiasis is a prevalent condition with a high morbidity. Although dozens of monogenic causes have been identified, the fraction of single-gene disease has not been well studied. To determine the percentage of cases that can be molecularly explained by mutations in 1 of 30 known kidney stone genes, we conducted a high-throughput mutation analysis in a cohort of consecutively recruited patients from typical kidney stone clinics. The cohort comprised 272 genetically unresolved individuals (106 children and 166 adults) from 268 families with nephrolithiasis (n=256) or isolated nephrocalcinosis (n=16). We detected 50 likely causative mutations in 14 of 30 analyzed genes, leading to a molecular diagnosis in 14.9% (40 of 268) of all cases; 20 of 50 detected mutations were novel (40%). The cystinuria gene SLC7A9 (n=19) was most frequently mutated. The percentage of monogenic cases was notably high in both the adult (11.4%) and pediatric cohorts (20.8%). Recessive causes were more frequent among children, whereas dominant disease occurred more abundantly in adults. Our study provides an in-depth analysis of monogenic causes of kidney stone disease. We suggest that knowledge of the molecular cause of nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis may have practical implications and might facilitate personalized treatment.
- Molecular Investigation of Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis in Tunisia, Evidence for Founder Mutations. [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
- Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2014 Oct 6.
Background: Distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is a rare genetic disease caused by mutations in different genes involved in the secretion of H+ ions in the intercalated cells of the collecting duct. Both autosomal dominant and recessive forms have been described; the latter is also associated with sensorineural hearing loss. Methods: Twenty-two Tunisian families were analyzed for mutations in the ATP6V1B1 and ATP6V0A4 genes by direct sequencing. Dating of the founder mutations was performed. Results: Two founder mutations in the ATP6V1B1 gene were found in 16/27 dRTA cases. The p.Ile386Hisfs*56 founder mutation was estimated to be older than 2400 years and no correlations were found with deafness. For the remaining patients, two mutations in the ATP6V0A4 gene, one of them being novel, were found in three Tunisian cases. The presence of a heterozygous missense mutation p.T30I, of the ATP6V1B1 gene, was identified in six patients, while no mutations of the second gene were detected. No deleterious mutations of either ATP6V1B1 or ATP6V0A were found for the two probands. Conclusion: Our study gives evidence of phenotypic and genotypic heterogeneity of dRTA in the Tunisian population. Five different mutations were found, two of them were due to a founder effect, and screening of these mutations could provide a rapid and valuable tool for diagnosis of dRTA.
- The multiple roles of pendrin in the kidney. [REVIEW]
- Nephrol Dial Transplant 2014 Oct 3.
The [Formula: see text] exchanger pendrin (SLC26A4, PDS) is located on the apical membrane of B-intercalated cells in the kidney cortical collecting duct and the connecting tubules and mediates the secretion of bicarbonate and the reabsorption of chloride. Given its dual function of bicarbonate secretion and chloride reabsorption in the distal tubules, it was thought that pendrin plays important roles in systemic acid-base balance and electrolyte and vascular volume homeostasis under basal conditions. Mice with the genetic deletion of pendrin or humans with inactivating mutations in PDS gene, however, do not display excessive salt and fluid wasting or altered blood pressure under baseline conditions. Very recent reports have unmasked the basis of incongruity between the mild phenotype in mutant mice and the role of pendrin as an important player in salt reabsorption in the distal tubule. These studies demonstrate that pendrin and the Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC; SLC12A3) cross compensate for the loss of each other, therefore masking the role that each transporter plays in salt reabsorption under baseline conditions. In addition, pendrin regulates calcium reabsorption in the distal tubules. Furthermore, combined deletion of pendrin and NCC not only causes severe volume depletion but also results in profound calcium wasting and luminal calcification in medullary collecting ducts. Based on studies in pathophysiological states and the examination of genetically engineered mouse models, the evolving picture points to important roles for pendrin (SLC26A4) in kidney physiology and in disease states. This review summarizes recent advances in the characterization of pendrin and the multiple roles it plays in the kidney, with emphasis on its essential roles in several diverse physiological processes, including chloride homeostasis, vascular volume and blood pressure regulation, calcium excretion and kidney stone formation.
- Hypokalemic quadriparesis and rhabdomyolysis as a rare presentation of distal renal tubular acidosis. [Journal Article]
- Med J Islam Repub Iran 2014.:35.
Distal renal tubular acidosis is a syndrome of abnormal urine acidification and is characterized by hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis, hypokalemia, hypercalciurea, nephrocalcinosis and nephrolithiasis. Despite the presence of persistent hypokalemia, acute muscular paralysis is rarely encountered in males. Here, we will report an eighteen year old male patient who presented with flaccid quadriparesis and was subsequently found to have rhabdomyolysis, severe short stature, skeletal deformities and primary distal renal tubular acidosis.
- Renal tubular dysfunction presenting as recurrent hypokalemic periodic quadriparesis in systemic lupus erythematosus. [Journal Article]
- Indian J Nephrol 2014 Sep; 24(5):315-7.
We report recurrent hypokalemic periodic quadriparesis in a 30-year-old woman. Patient had also symptoms of multiple large and small joint pain, recurrent oral ulceration, photosensitivity and hair loss that were persisting since last 6 months and investigations revealed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with distal tubular acidosis. Our patient was successfully treated with oral potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, hydroxychloroquine and a short course of steroids. Thus, tubular dysfunction should be carefully assessed in patients with SLE.
- Differential uptake of Tc-99m DMSA and Tc-99m EC in renal tubular disorders: Report of two cases and review of the literature. [Journal Article]
- Indian J Nucl Med 2014 Jul; 29(3):160-2.
Tc-99m DMSA and Tc-99m EC studies are invaluable functional imaging modalities for renal structural and functional assessment. Normally, the relative renal function estimated by the two methods correlates well with each other. We here present two patients with renal tubular acidosis who showed impaired/altered DMSA uptake with normal EC renal dynamic study depicting the pitfall of DMSA imaging in tubular disorders. The two presented cases also depict distinct pattern of Tc-99m DMSA scintigraphic findings in patients with proximal and distal renal tubular acidosis, thus highlighting the factors affecting DMSA kinetics.
- Osteomalacia complicating renal tubular acidosis in association with Sjogren's syndrome. [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
- Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2014 September-October; 25(5):1072-1077.
Renal involvement in Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is not uncommon and may precede other complaints. Tubulointerstitial nephritis is the most common renal disease in SS and may lead to renal tubular acidosis (RTA), which in turn may cause osteomalacia. Nevertheless, osteomalacia rarely occurs as the first manifestation of a renal tubule disorder due to SS. We herewith describe a 43-year-old woman who was admitted to our hospital for weakness, lumbago and inability to walk. X-ray of the long bones showed extensive demineralization of the bones. Laboratory investigations revealed chronic kidney disease with serum creatinine of 2.3 mg/dL and creatinine clearance of 40 mL/min, hypokalemia (3.2 mmol/L), hypophosphatemia (0.4 mmol/L), hypocalcemia (2.14 mmol/L) and hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis (chlorine: 114 mmol/L; alkaline reserve: 14 mmol/L). The serum alkaline phosphatase levels were elevated. The serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D were low and borderline low, respectively, and the parathyroid hormone level was 70 pg/L. Urinalysis showed inappropriate alkaline urine (urinary PH: 7), glycosuria with normal blood glucose, phosphaturia and uricosuria. These values indicated the presence of both distal and proximal RTA. Our patient reported dryness of the mouth and eyes and Schirmer's test showed xerophthalmia. An accessory salivary gland biopsy showed changes corresponding to stage IV of Chisholm and Masson score. Kidney biopsy showed diffuse and severe tubulo-interstitial nephritis with dense lymphoplasmocyte infiltrates. Sicca syndrome and renal interstitial infiltrates indicated SS as the underlying cause of the RTA and osteomalacia. The patient received alkalinization, vitamin D (Sterogyl ®), calcium supplements and steroids in an initial dose of 1 mg/kg/day, tapered to 10 mg daily. The prognosis was favorable and the serum creatinine level was 1.7 mg/dL, calcium was 2.2 mmol/L and serum phosphate was 0.9 mmol/L.
- Metabolic disorders: stones as first clinical manifestation of significant diseases. [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
- World J Urol 2014 Sep 5.
Metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and primary hyperparathyroidism are metabolic disorders that should deserve a special focus in renal stone patients as a pathogenic link is established with some stone components. Indeed, an acidic urinary pH due to a decreased ammonium bioavailability explains the high prevalence of uric acid stones in patients with metabolic syndrome or diabetes and, primary hyperparathyroidism induced hypercalciuria increases the risk of calcium phosphate stones.We report here four clinical cases of renal stone patients with metabolic disorders encountered in a daily practice. Clinical and metabolic findings altogether with stone analysis components presented here, illustrate relevant pathophysiological links.24 hours urine evaluation and stone analysis which includes both morphological typing and infrared spectroscopy, are key diagnostic steps for early recognition of metabolic disorders. Metabolic screening allows diet related stone identification, points out stone risk factors and identifies patients'comorbidity. The occurrence of nephrocalcinosis with or without chronic renal failure should require a more detailed metabolic evaluation in order to identify uncommon etiologies such as renal tubular acidosis.