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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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The clinical characteristics of lead nephropathy are listed in Table II.
Attempts to develop markers of renal dysfunction in patients with early lead nephropathy (e.
The gross pathologic finding of chronic lead nephropathy is that of a granular contracted kidney.
An experimental model of lead nephropathy has helped to elucidate the effects of lead on the function and ultrastructure of renal proximal tubule lining cells.
Our laboratory has developed long-term models of both low and high lead nephropathy in male Sprague-Dawley rats fed a low calcium diet (123-125).
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.