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Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Apr;71(4):495-500. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.08.024. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

Autosomal Dominant Tubulointerstitial Kidney Disease Due to MUC1 Mutation.

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Department of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
Section on Nephrology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.
Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
Institute for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, Prague, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.
Department of Pathology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY.
Department of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Electronic address:


Mucin 1 kidney disease, previously referred to as medullary cystic kidney disease type 1, is a rare hereditary kidney disease. It is one of several diseases now termed autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease, as proposed by a KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) consensus report in 2014. Autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney diseases share common clinical findings, such as autosomal dominant inheritance, bland urinary sediment, absent to mild proteinuria, and progressive loss of kidney function. Although the pathophysiology of mucin 1 kidney disease is still under investigation, genetic testing has been developed to detect the most well-known mutation, a single cytosine insertion into a string of 7 cytosines in the variable-number tandem repeat (VNTR) region of the MUC-1 gene. With this diagnostic tool, nephrologists can offer genetic counseling to affected families and monitor closely for progression of disease. We report a Hispanic patient with a strong family history of chronic kidney disease who tested positive for the MUC1 mutation.


Autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD); MUC1 mutation; chronic kidney disease (CKD); frameshift mutation; hereditary kidney disease; kidney biopsy; mucin 1 kidney disease (MKD); proteinuria

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