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What Patients Should Know About Living With Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1

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Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is a rare genetic metabolic disorder that causes oxalate to accumulate in the kidneys and other organ systems.

This can lead to recurring urinary and kidney stones and chronic kidney disease. Although there is no cure for PH1, the condition can be treated and managed to help patients maintain a high quality of life.

The Mighty asked Dr. Deepa Malieckal, a PH1 expert and Director of the Kidney Stone Prevention Center at the Smith Institute for Urology at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, New York, to answer some questions regarding this rare disorder and what patients should know.

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