The European Rare Kidney Disease Reference Network


ERKNet is the European Reference Network for Rare Kidney Diseases, a consortium of 38 expert pediatric and adult nephrology centers in 12 European countries providing healthcare to more than 40,000 patients with rare disorders of the kidneys.

The ERKNet partners offer top quality multidisciplinary healthcare for a wide range of rare kidney disorders. They uniformly apply clinical guidelines and pathways according to latest medical knowledge and strictly monitor the quality and outcomes of therapy across the Network.

Supported by the EU, ERKNet offers virtual consultation services to physicians throughout Europe who need advice for challenging cases with a rare kidney disease.  

ERKNet is dedicated to improve knowledge about rare kidney diseases among patients and healthcare professionals. We disseminate disease information via this website and by multiple education and training activities.  

ERKNet actively supports clinical research to improve diagnosis and risk prediction and advance the development of new therapies for patients with rare kidney disorders.  


Bike race for rare kidney diseases in Naples, Italy

The team of ERKNet member Giovanni Capasso at the University of Naples recently organized a charity bike race. More than 400 bikers, including transplant and rare kidney disease patients, participated in this highly successful event.

You can visit the facebook page and watch videos of the event by following this link:

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