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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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Thus these studies join those in humans (81,197,126) which indicate that lead nephropathy should be added to diabetic nephropathy as diseases which may lead to hyperfiltration early in the course.
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In lead nephropathy there is minimal albuminuria, whereas albuminuria in cadmium nephropathy is variable.
Detection and treatment of occupational lead nephropathy.