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What Is Diffuse Parenchymal Renal Disease
Kidney Disease: "diffuse" means all over the kidney, "parenchymal" means the solid part of the kidney that filters the liquid waste products out of the blood, and "disease" means something is wrong. Typically "diffuse parenchymal disease" means an overall medical problem with the kidney, such as diabetic nephropathy, or post-streptococcal nephritis. In the pediatric world we use this term slightly differently. ...Read more
Renal disease: Chronic renal parenchymal (P) disease refers to damage to the renal parenchyma, as opposed to the renal blood vessels. Before this condition can be treated, the underlying cause of the kidney damage must be determined, as this can dictate which treatment regimen is most appropriate. HBP and diabetes are some of the causes of P. ...Read more
Affects whole brain: Strictly speaking, diffuse cerebrovascular(cv) disease refers to an entity that affects all of the vessels throughout the brain.That is both the large and small vessels. Many times the diffuse cv disease is inferred by the clinical findings or MRI findings-ie. Signs of stroke/ischemia in multiple areas throughout the brain. Diffuse processes like diabetes or lupus are examples that can lead to this. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Liver disease: Hepatomegaly means that the liver is larger than is normal. Parenchyma is the main tissue of the liver. Diffuse parenchymal disease means that there is diffuse disease throughout the liver tissues. This could be due to many different causes so check with your doctor for further information. ...Read more
Several possibilitie: Multiple disorders can cause such a picture on ultrasound: acute suppurative thyroiditis subacute granulomatous thyroiditis hashimoto's thyroiditis (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) adenomatous or colloid goiter painless (silent) thyroiditis generally, it's not necessary to biopsy to distinguish the etiology, and treatment is most often available. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Ultrasound term: The phrase you stated is commonly seen on kidney ultrasound reports. This indicates only that a chronic process has been going on. You need to see a nephrologist who will do a detailed history, physical, and laboratory exam. Once a diagnosis is attained, your question regarding prognosis (cure) can be addressed. ...Read more
Arterial disease: This refers to the blockage of any of the arteries to the kidneys. There can be multiple arteries to each kidney. Diagnosed with a cta or mra or arteriogram that takes a picture of the aorta. This leads to difficult to control high blood pressure (hypertension). It is able to be corrected by a procedure that dilates the artery with a balloon and sometimes requires the placement of a stent. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Thyroid: Parenchyma means "the functional tissue of an organ as distinguished from the connective and supporting tissue." so when you say you have "parenchymal disease of the thyroid" it does NOT mean much. There are several different types of thyroid diseases, to name some: Graves disease, thyroiditis, thyroid nodule, etc. Have your doctor give you more details or see an endocrinologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They don't function: Chronic kidney disease (ckd), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a lower glomerular filtration rate and as a result a decreased capability of the kidneys to excrete waste products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is nonspecific diffuse liver parenchymal disease and can it relate to acute hepatitist.I'm c?
Many things: This is often how the liver is described when it is seen on an ultrasound or a ct. Any liver condition can cause it to appear this way. ...Read more
Disease of the liver: It is disease involving the liver cells. It is not different than just saying "liver disease.". ...Read more
Bone disorder: In chronic kidney disease, vitamin d and calcium levels are low, causing increased parathyroid hormone (PTH) activity. Pth causes more bone breakdown and less bone formation (osteomalacia). These changes cause bones to become fragile and more likely to break, as well as bone pain (osteoporosis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatty Degeneration: Diffuse cholesteatosis is the term used to describe fatty degeneration with cholesterol esters. It is a process observed in both the biliary tract and middle ear. In the inner ear chronic ear infections can trigger fatty degeneration and the Developement of cholesteatomas that undergo fatty degeneration. ...Read more
This sounds serious: To translate, you have liver cell damage and scarring (cirrhosis), which caused abnormally elevated portal vein pressures which caused venous distention in esophagus (varices). You also developed fluid in abdominal cavity, because of the high portal vein pressure. This imaging study is showing advanced stage of liver disease. You must get a specialist to treat you. ...Read more
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