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Any disease of the kidney.



a general term that includes several renal disorders. Classified as nephropathies are nephropathy of pregnancy and a group of other kidney diseases that are distinguished from each other by a variety of morphological changes. This latter group of diseases includes myelogenous nephropathy, endemic, or Balkan, nephropathy, medicinally induced nephropathy, kaliopenic nephropathy, and hypercalcemic nephropathy.


Osnovy nefrologii, vol. 2. Edited by E. M. Tareev. Moscow, 1972.
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NGAL and cystatin C: two possible early markers of diabetic nephropathy in young patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: one year follow up.
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Diabetic nephropathy is the main cause of end-stage kidney disease, accounting for nearly half of all cases in the United States and more than 40 percent of new patients entering dialysis treatment.
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sup][2] With the rapidly growing use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) as renal replacement therapy in China, the issue of the survival rate of diabetic nephropathy patients on PD has been raised.
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