Renal Tubular Acidosis Causes

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Genetic Causes And Mechanisms Of Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis

Genetic causes and mechanisms of distal renal tubular acidosis Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Correspondence and offprint requests to: Daniel Batlle; E-mail: [email protected] Search for other works by this author on: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Volume 27, Issue 10, 1 October 2012, Pages 36913704, Daniel Batlle, Syed K. Haque; Genetic causes and mechanisms of distal renal tubular acidosis, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Volume 27, Issue 10, 1 October 2012, Pages 36913704, The primary or hereditary forms of distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) have received increased attention because of advances in the understanding of the molecular mechanism, whereby mutations in the main proteins involved in acidbase transport result in impaired acid excretion. Dysfunction of intercalated cells in the collecting tubules accounts for all the known genetic causes of dRTA. These cells secrete protons into the tubular lumen through H+-ATPases functionally coupled to the basolateral anion exchanger 1 (AE1). The substrate for both transporters is provided by the catalytic activity of the cytosolic carbonic Continue reading >>

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This is a review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of Renal Tubular Acidosis intended for 3rd and 4th year medical students and others learning clinical medicine.

Orphanet: Proximal Renal Tubular Acidosis

Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us . Only comments written in English can be processed. Check this box if you wish to receive a copy of your message Proximal renal tubular acidosis (pRTA) is a tubular kidney disease characterized by impaired ability of the proximal tubule to reabsorb bicarbonate from the glomerular filtrate leading to hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis. Inheritance: Autosomal dominantorAutosomal recessiveorNot applicable Prevalence is unknown but isolated hereditary pRTA is very rare. Drug-induced pRTA occurs relatively frequently. The onset of hereditary pRTA varies from infancy to adulthood, manifesting initially with very alkaline urine due to bicarbonate wastage. Autosomal recessive pRTA (AR pRTA; see this term) is associated with severe growth retardation leading to short stature, intellectual disability and ocular abnormalities such as band keratopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. Growth retardation and reduced bone density, due to metabolic acidosis, are seen in autosomal dominant pRTA (AD pRTA; see this term). Hypokalemia Continue reading >>

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Renal Tubular Acidosis (rta): Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Renal Tubular Acidosis or RTA is a kidney disease in which the kidneys are unable to maintain the acid-base balance in the body. The condition causes increased acidic contents in the blood and decreases excretion of acid molecules in urine. In this article, we will read about the different causes, symptoms, and treatments for Renal Tubular Acidosis. Renal Tubular Acidosis (RTA) causes accumulation of acidic content in the body Increased accumulation of acid in the blood is caused by kidney failure resulting in decreased excretion of acid in urine. Acid content in the blood increases because of following reason- Kidney is unable to retain alkaline molecules or bicarbonates. Kidney retains and is unable to discharge hydrogen molecules or acid content in the urine. Renal tubular acidosis causes metabolic acidosis. Renal tubular acidosis reduces blood pH resulting in academia. This condition is also called Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis. This is one of the most common forms of Renal Tubular Acidosis. The disease is caused by reduced hydrogen (acid) molecules excretion in distal tubule and increased excretion of HCO3 (alkaline) molecule. The H+ molecule is reabsorbed as acid molecule cau Continue reading >>

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