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Introduction to Renal Transport Abnormalities

By

L. Aimee Hechanova

, MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso

Last full review/revision May 2022| Content last modified Sep 2022
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Many substances are secreted or reabsorbed in the renal tubule system, including electrolytes, protons, bicarbonate molecules, glucose, uric acid, amino acids, and free water. Dysfunction of these processes can result in clinical syndromes.

Syndromes are inherited, acquired, or both. Some syndromes almost always manifest in childhood, including

Other syndromes affecting renal tubules may manifest in either adults or children, including

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