Nephropathy

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Related to Membranous nephropathy: membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

nephropathy

[nə′fräp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Any disease of the kidney.

Nephropathy

 

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.

REFERENCE

Osnovy nefrologii, vol. 2. Edited by E. M. Tareev. Moscow, 1972.
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When the cutoff value of urinary L-PGDS was set at 284 mg/mol Cr, which was the 95th percentile of the controls, the sensitivity for each renal disease was as follows: diabetic nephropathy, 74%; IgA nephropathy, 55%; membranous nephropathy, 50%; focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, 50%; chronic glomerulonephritis, 83%; and chronic renal failure, 86%.
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