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MYH9 Nephropathy As Cause of Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis

Purpose:

To identify a patient with hypertension who may have MYH9 nephropathy.

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory
Cardiology

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

I12.9

Description:

Inheritance of certain alleles in the non-muscle heavy chain myosin gene MYH9 can result in a nephropathy. It is believed that MYH9 nephropathy may underly progressive nephrosclerosis in hypertensive Black Americans.

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