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Any disease of the kidney.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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"We found that rituximab was noninferior to cyclosporine in inducing proteinuria remission at 12 months and was superior in maintaining long-term proteinuria remission up to 24 months in patients with membranous nephropathy who were at high risk for progressive disease," the authors write.
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy has a generally favorable prognosis, which roughly follows a "rule of thirds": about one-third of patients have a benign course with a high rate of remission; one-third have ongoing evidence of proteinuria or edema but maintain normal renal function; and somewhat less than one-third of patients progress toward end-stage renal disease within 10 years.
et al., "Relapse or worsening of nephrotic syndrome in idiopathic membranous nephropathy can occur even though the glomerular immune deposits have been eradicated," Nephron Clinical Practice, vol.
Plaisier et al., "Rituximab for severe membranous nephropathy: a 6-month trial with extended follow-up," Journal of the American Society Nephrology, vol.
Sugisaki, "Th2 cytokines increase and stimulate B cells to produce IgG4 in idiopathic membranous nephropathy," Kidney International, vol.
Lupus nephritis was the most common among secondary GN (68.6%), followed by diabetic nephropathy (22.5%); membranous nephropathy was the most common primary GN (30.0%), followed by IgA nephropathy (16.6%) (Figure 2).
The gluten containing diet group and prednisone + gluten diet group were detected with glomerulosclerosis and membranous nephropathy. From previous investigations, it was evidenced that IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is one of the commonest glomerulonephritis.
Different Effects of Tolvaptan in Patients with Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy with Nephrotic Syndrome.

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