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Glossary: Denys-Drash syndrome, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Denys-Drash syndrome

(deh-NEES-drash SIN-drome)

A rare disorder that causes kidney failure before age 3, abnormal development of the sexual organs, and, in most cases, Wilms tumor (a type of kidney cancer). Children with Denys-Drash syndrome are also at high risk of some other types of cancer. Also called DDS.