A 46-year-old member asked:
what are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
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.
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Neurology 28 years experience
NEPHROPATHY: Nephropathy simply means sickness of the kidneys and is nonspecific.
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Last updated Oct 18, 2019
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