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Any disease of the kidney.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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From 1980 to 1989 17% of our new dialysis patients had analgesic nephropathy. From 1990 to 1990 the proportion fell to 8%.
"Analgesic Nephropathy (Painkillers and the Kidneys)." National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.
Analgesic nephropathy is a chronic kidney disease that gradually leads to end-stage renal disease and the permanent need for dialysis or a kidney transplant to restore renal function.