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What are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology

In brief: NEPHROPATHY

Nephropathy simply means sickness of the kidneys and is nonspecific.

In brief: NEPHROPATHY

Nephropathy simply means sickness of the kidneys and is nonspecific.
Dr. Idan Sharon
Dr. Idan Sharon
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