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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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Urine reflux is primarily responsible for the renal injury in reflux nephropathy, but an element of urinary obstruction with hydronephrosis, which is frequent in the late phases of reflux nephropathy, aggravates the injury.
The kidney with reflux nephropathy has a broad spectrum of changes.
19] and (5) the fate of those refluxers who do not resolve over time, in that we are shifting the progression of chronic renal disease into adulthood given the known, slow progression of reflux nephropathy.
Although the exact pathogenesis of renal scarring is not well-understood, the end result, reflux nephropathy, is understood, and could be entirely preventable.