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ne·phrop·a·thy

 (nə-frŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. ne·phrop·a·thies
A disease or abnormality of the kidney.

neph′ro·path′ic (nĕf′rə-păth′ĭk) adj.

nephropathy

(nɛfˈrɒpəθɪ)
n
(Medicine) kidney disease or malfunction

ne•phrop•a•thy

(nəˈfrɒp ə θi)

n.
any disease of the kidney.
[1915–20]
neph•ro•path•ic (ˌnɛf rəˈpæθ ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nephropathy - a disease affecting the kidneys
Bright's disease, nephritis - an inflammation of the kidney
nephroangiosclerosis, nephrosclerosis - kidney disease that is usually associated with hypertension; sclerosis of the renal arterioles reduces blood flow that can lead to kidney failure and heart failure
PKD, polycystic kidney disease - kidney disease characterized by enlarged kidneys containing many cysts; often leads to kidney failure
polyuria - renal disorder characterized by the production of large volumes of pale dilute urine; often associated with diabetes
kidney failure, renal failure - inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance
renal insufficiency - insufficient excretion of wastes by the kidneys
uropathy - any pathology of the urinary tract
Translations

ne·phrop·a·thy

n. nefropatía, cualquier enfermedad del riñón.

nephropathy

n nefropatía; diabetic — nefropatía diabética
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The human infection is characterized by a mild-to-moderate form of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome designated nephropathia epidemica (NE), with a case fatality rate of <0.
Experimental infection with Puumala virus, the etiologic agent of nephropathia epidemica, in bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus).
Hantaan virus and its related strains, Seoul virus, Dobrava virus, and Puulmala virus, cause Korean hemorrhagic fever (KHF) in the Far East; hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), nephrosonephritis, or Tula fever in Russia and China; and nephropathia epidemica (NE) in Scandinavia.
Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Finland: ecology and virology of nephropathia epidemica.
Four pathogenic types for humans and some of the Bunyaviridae family are hosted by rodents and have been isolated: the Sin Nombre virus (SNV), which is responsible for the severe American respiratory form; the Hantaan and Seoul viruses, which are responsible for hemorrhagic fevers with renal syndrome (HFRS) of severe-to-moderate expression in Asia and the Balkans; and the Puumala virus, which is responsible for HFRS of moderate expression or the nephropathia epidemica in Europe.
The extent to which infection with arvicoline hantaviruses in humans resembles experimental infection in monkeys, or even infection with a unnamed hemorrhagic virus causing nephropathia epidemica, remains to be determined (Lee et al.
The role of small rodents and patterns of living in the epidemiology of nephropathia epidemica.
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Use of recombinant nucleocapsid proteins of the hantaan and nephropathia epidemica serotypes of hantaviruses as immunodiagnostic antigens.