Hereditary Kidney Disorders

Some kidney diseases result from genetic factors. Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), for example, is a genetic disorder in which many cysts grow in the kidneys. PKD cysts can slowly switch much of the mass of the kidneys, decreasing kidney function and leading to kidney failure.

Some kidney complications may show up even before birth. Examples contain autosomal receding PKD, a rare form of PKD, and other developing problems that interfere with the normal formation of the nephrons. The signs of kidney disease in children vary. A child may grow remarkably slowly, may vomit frequently, or may have back or side pain.

  • Bartter Syndrome
  • Cystic Diseases of the Kidney
  • Horseshoe Kidney
  • Medullary Sponge Kidney
  • Mega ureter and Other Congenital Ureteral Anomalies