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Kidney disease

  • Definition

    Kidney disease is any disease or disorder that affects the function of the kidneys. This may include:

    • Acute kidney failure
    • Acute nephritic syndrome
    • Analgesic nephropathy
    • Atheroembolic renal disease
    • Chronic kidney failure
    • Chronic nephritis
    • Congenital nephrotic syndrome
    • End-stage renal disease
    • Goodpasture syndrome
    • Interstitial nephritis
    • Kidney cancer
    • Kidney damage
    • Kidney infection
    • Kidney injury
    • Kidney stones
    • Lupus nephritis
    • Membranoproliferative GN I
    • Membranoproliferative GN II
    • Membranous nephropathy
    • Minimal change disease
    • Necrotizing glomerulonephritis
    • Nephroblastoma
    • Nephrocalcinosis
    • Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
    • Nephropathy - IgA
    • Nephrosis (nephrotic syndrome)
    • Polycystic kidney disease
    • Post-streptococcal GN
    • Reflux nephropathy
    • Renal artery embolism
    • Renal artery stenosis
    • Renal disorders
    • Renal papillary necrosis
    • Renal tubular acidosis type I
    • Renal tubular acidosis type II
    • Renal underperfusion
    • Renal vein thrombosis

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors