Inherited kidney diseases are associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular morbidity and growth impairment. Genetic testing facilitates the rapid and thorough diagnosis of any inherited kidney disease that is present, allowing you to provide pro-active support and selection of the best treatment and individual care.
Articles on nephrology
Alport syndrome (ATS) is a rare disease caused by genetic mutations in one of the type IV collagen genes that encode connective tissue proteins localized within basement membranes of the kidneys, ears, and eyes. Thus, the disease is characterized by renal, cochlear, and ocular involvement.
There are a variety of disorders of the pancreas including acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. Signs and symptoms of pancreatitis may vary, depending on the disease. Hereditary pancreatic diseases are inflamatory diseases of pancreas, most often…
Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) is a rare, autosomal-recessive ciliopathy characterized by retinal dystrophy, obesity, renal abnormalities, genital abnormalities, postaxial polydactyly, and learning difficulties. To date, mutations in more than 20 different genes have been described as being responsible…
Up to one third of all babies and children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) have a genetic disease. For many of them early identification can make a difference for their immediate and later health.
CentoICU®: NGS panels for the early and fast diagnosis of critically ill newborns & children under 24 months
Genetic disorders are diseases with the most complex presentation of the most diverse symptoms and also the most severe disease courses. A precise diagnosis of the underlying condition is especially important in serious and life threatening situations as found in the intensive care setting.