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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 urate deposits in the kidney lead directly to chronic urate nephropathy, acute uric acid nephropathy, and uric acid nephrolithiasis in HUA patients.
Acute urate nephropathy was seen in four cases out of which three cases had acute leukemia and one had multiple myeloma.
Chronic urate nephropathy is seen in both primary and secondary forms of gout.