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    Medullary cystic kidney disease

    The kidneys are responsible for removing wastes from the body, regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure, and stimulating red blood cell production.

    Medullary cystic kidney disease (MCKD) is an inherited condition in which cysts in the center of each kidney cause the kidneys to gradually lose their ability to work.

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    Membranoproliferative GN

    The kidneys are responsible for removing wastes from the body, regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure, and stimulating red blood cell production.

    Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis is a kidney disorder that involves inflammation and changes to kidney cells. It may lead to kidney problems.

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    Membranous nephropathy

    The kidneys are responsible for removing wastes from the body, regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure, and stimulating red blood cell production.

    Membranous nephropathy is a kidney disorder that leads to changes and inflammation of the structures inside the kidney that help filter wastes and fluids. The inflammation may lead to problems with kidney function.

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    Milk-alkali syndrome

    Milk-alkali syndrome is a condition in which there is a high level of calcium in the body (hypercalcemia). This causes a shift in the body’s acid/base balance toward alkaline (metabolic alkalosis). As a result, there can be a loss of .

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    Minimal change disease

    The urinary system is made up of the kidneys, ureters, urethra and bladder.

    Minimal change disease is a kidney disorder that can lead to , although the nephrons of the kidney look normal under a regular microscope.