Renal Agenesis, Bilateral
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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Bilateral Renal Agenesis is the absence of both kidneys at birth. It is a genetic disorder characterized by a failure of the kidneys to develop in a fetus. This absence of kidneys causes a deficiency of amniotic fluid (Oligohydramnios) in a pregnant woman. Normally, the amniotic fluid acts as a cushion for the developing fetus. When there is an insufficient amount of this fluid, compression of the fetus may occur resulting in further malformations of the baby.
This disorder is more common in infants born of a parent who has a kidney malformation, particularly the absence of one kidney (unilateral renal agenesis). Studies have proven that unilateral renal agenesis and bilateral renal agenesis are genetically related.
American Association of Kidney Patients
3505 E. Frontage Road, Suite 315
Tampa, FL 33607
American Kidney Fund, Inc.
6110 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
American Urological Association Foundation
1000 Corporate Blvd.
Linthicum, MD 21090
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Endocrine Diseases Metabolic Diseases Branch
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Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
800 Celebration Ave, Suite 225
Orlando, FL 34747
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
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