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What does it mean to be diagnosed with Atrophic Kidney?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Wasting away: The label suggests a kidney that the kidney is smaller, less functional due to undefined event in the past.
Answered on Jan 23, 2019

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