Defective proximal tubular function in a patient with I-cell disease.
SourcePediatric Nephrology, 18, 8, (2003), pp. 830-832
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SubjectUMCN 5.4: Renal disorders
A girl with a proven diagnosis of I-cell disease is presented. Proximal tubular dysfunction was characterized by increased excretion of low molecular proteins, aminoaciduria, hyperphosphaturia, and high/slightly increased urinary calcium. The concentration of 1,25-dihydroxycalciferol in serum was increased. Rickets were present on X-rays. As the proximal tubular dysfunction resembles the dysfunction in Dent disease, one can speculate about a common pathogenesis. Impairment of acidification in lysosomes due to loss of function of the chloride-5 channel impairs intralysosomal protease activity in Dent disease, while in I-cell disease the intralysomal protease activity is lacking.
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