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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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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.
Acute lead intoxication without renal involvement or lead nephropathy ordinarily is treated with EDTA chelation.
Beta2-microglobulinuria is not found in lead nephropathy, while NAG and GST, indicative of tubular injury, are seen in both cadmium nephropathy and lead nephropathy.
Calcium versenate in the diagnosis of chronic lead nephropathy. Med J Aust 1960; 47 : 243-8.
Hyperkalemia and acidosis in lead nephropathy. South Med J 1976; 69: 881-3,6.
The relative contribution of tubular reabsorption and secretion to urate excretion in lead nephropathy. Aust N Z J Med 1971 ; I : 353-62.