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What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 17 years experience
Renal parenchymal dz: Renal parenchymal disease is a phrase usually listed in reports from imaging studies, it is an imaging finding. If you truly have an imaging abnormality it does imply having chronic kidney disease (ckd). With only the phrase renal parenchymal disease, we can't guess on what stage of CKD a person has or the cause of the damage.

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How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

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Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the renal or genitourinary system is the plumbing that allows the liquid wastes of the body to be eliminated.

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