Nail patella syndrome: A rare cause of renal failure in a young adult

Nagendra Boopathy Senguttuvan, Arjun Sivaraman, Devasenathipathy Kandasamy, Kanniraj Marimuthu

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Abstract

Nail Patella Syndrome (NPS) is a rare hereditary disease affecting multiple systems with predominant involvement of Kidney, Bones and Nails and Eyes. We report a case of NPS which presented as renal failure in a 22 year old male. The patient was admitted with decreased urine output and features of fluid overload and was being evaluated for renal failure. Physical examination revealed associated bony deformities which raised the suspicion of NPS as a possible etiology. This was confirmed by the radiological evaluation which showed the classical features of NPS. Though NPS is a rare clinical condition, physicians should complete knowledge about the components of NPS for appropriate diagnosis and for early detection of other systems involvement.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPan African Medical Journal
Volume9
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2011
Externally publishedYes

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Nail-Patella Syndrome
Renal Insufficiency
Young Adult
Bone Nails
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Rare Diseases
Physical Examination
Urine
Physicians
Kidney

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  • Medicine(all)

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Senguttuvan, N. B., Sivaraman, A., Kandasamy, D., & Marimuthu, K. (2011). Nail patella syndrome: A rare cause of renal failure in a young adult. Pan African Medical Journal, 9.
Senguttuvan, Nagendra Boopathy ; Sivaraman, Arjun ; Kandasamy, Devasenathipathy ; Marimuthu, Kanniraj. / Nail patella syndrome : A rare cause of renal failure in a young adult. In: Pan African Medical Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 9.
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In: Pan African Medical Journal, Vol. 9, 01.12.2011.

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Senguttuvan NB, Sivaraman A, Kandasamy D, Marimuthu K. Nail patella syndrome: A rare cause of renal failure in a young adult. Pan African Medical Journal. 2011 Dec 1;9.