Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have studied a number of adults with nephronophthisis for the first time with a view to identifying clinical, genetic and histopathological characteristics. This kidney disease, usually presenting in children, is challenging to diagnose in adults. The research findings suggest that older patients are less likely to have an underlying genetic defect, and highlight histopathological changes in tubular basement membrane that may serve as a diagnostic marker.
- Kidney International Reports
- Ministry of Education,Culture,Sports,Science and Technology,JAPAN,Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development,The Salt Science Research Foundation,The Yukiko Ishibashi Foundation