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Any disease of the kidney.
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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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Longenecker et al., "Nephrotic range proteinuria and CD4 count as noninvasive indicators of HIV-associated nephropathy," The American Journal of Medicine, vol.
Kopp, "Focal glomerulosclerosis in proviral and c-fms transgenic mice links Vpr expression to HIV-associated nephropathy," Virology, vol.
HIV-associated nephropathy: a diagnosis in evolution.
Appel, "Pathology of HIV-associated nephropathy: a detailed morphologic and comparative study," Kidney International, vol.
Are we missing an epidemic of HIV-associated nephropathy? J Am Soc Nephrol.
HIV-associated nephropathy. Mt Sinai J Med 1998; 65:27-32.
HIV-associated nephropathy; LI)L, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol;
HIV-associated nephropathy (H1VAN) is a renal syndrome in HIV-1 seropositive patients, characterized by heavy proteinuria, renal dysfunction, and rapid progression to renal failure, first described in 1984 by Rao, et al.
Is dialysis modality a factor in survival of patients with ESRD and HIV-associated nephropathy? Am J Kidney Dis 2003; 41 (5):1060-4.
Infection with HIV has also been associated with the renal disease termed HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) that we speculated (2) could also be associated with mycoplasma infection.
Renal manifestations of HIV include HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN), 'collapsing glomerulopathy', IgA glomerulonephritis, microangiopathic nephropathy (haemolytic uraemic syndrome), immune complex (systemic lupus-like) syndrome and mixed cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis.