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What are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Close, semantics: Nephropathy means kidney condition. So you could have diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, or uric acid nephropathy. A chronic kidney disease (ckd) means a long-term kidney disease that is not amenable for correction. It also could have many different causes. Above examples of nephropathy are also chronic kidney diseases but uric acid nephropathy is possibly curable so it is not ckd.
Answered on Oct 18, 2019

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