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Nephrosis

Nephrosis
Classification and external resources
MeSH D009401

Nephrosis refers to a non-inflammatory nephropathy.[1] Also known as nephrotic syndrome, nephrosis is any degenerative disease of the renal tubules. Nephrosis can be caused by kidney disease, or it may be secondary to another disorder.[2]

It should not be confused with nephritis, where inflammation is implied. However, some sources equate nephrosis with nephropathy.[3]

It can also be used to indicate an emphasis on the renal tubule.[4]

Examples include amyloid nephrosis and osmotic nephrosis.

Epidemiology

Disability-adjusted life year for nephritis and nephrosis per 100,000 inhabitants in 2004.[5]
  no data
  less than 40
  40-120
  120-200
  200-280
  280-360
  360-440
  440-520
  520-600
  600-680
  680-760
  760-840
  more than 840

References

  1. ^ Nephrosis at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  2. ^ "eMedicineHealth Definition of Nephrosis". 
  3. ^ "Nephrosis" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  4. ^ nephrosis at eMedicine Dictionary
  5. ^ "WHO Disease and injury country estimates". World Health Organization. 2009. Retrieved Nov 11, 2009. 


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