What we are studying
The purpose of this study is to understand the changes that occur in individuals who have an inherited form of kidney disease. Individuals with these diseases tend to develop progressive kidney failure over time. These diseases tend to run in families. This study will identify individuals with IKD and compare their kidney function to healthy individuals and individuals with other types of kidney disease. To identify the genetic cause of the disease, we will obtain DNA samples and compare the DNA of different affected and unaffected family members.