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Related to nephrosclerosis: malignant nephrosclerosis
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Noun1.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
kidney disease, nephropathy, renal disorder, nephrosis - a disease affecting the kidneys


n. nefroesclerosis, endurecimiento del sistema arterial y del tejido intersticial del riñón.
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Spectrum of glomerular disease in HIV Glomerular pattern Subtypes HIV-FGS or 'classic' HIVAN Some have described a mixed (HIV-associated nephropathy) variant of HIV-FGS in combination with a proliferative glomerulonephritis HIV-ICD (this group of patients Mesangial proliferative may have co-infection with hepatitis B or C) Membranoproliferative (type I and III) Lupus-like Exudative-proliferative Crescentic IgA Membranous Various glomerulonephropathies Minimal change (this is a heterogeneous group with different aetiologies) Immunotactoid Amyloidosis HIV-TTP/HUS TTP/HUS Comorbid disease Diabetic nephropathy Hypertensive nephrosclerosis Auto-immune disease (e.
Lead is also known as a risk factor for renal function [3], where it produces a proximal tubular alteration, which results in a leakage of low molecular weight proteins causing, moderate renal failure due to nephrosclerosis and cortical atrophy [4].
In November 2013, he was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and chronic kidney disease secondary to hypertensive nephrosclerosis.
The main etiology of CKD stage 5 was nephrosclerosis (8 patients), followed by glomerulonephritis (6 patients), miscellaneous (3 patients), and postrenal causes (2 patients).
The remainder of the autopsy revealed moderate cerebral and aortic atherosclerosis, centrilobular hepatic congestion, mild arteriolar nephrosclerosis with prominent medullary congestion, and a previous right thyroidectomy with residual left lobe nodular goiter.
The histological changes that are found in the kidneys of the elderly are a gradual increase in glomerulosclerosis, interstitial fibrosis, tubular atrophy and chronic vascular disease, which is also known as nephrosclerosis.
The most common finding was diabetic nephropathy and vascular-related nephrosclerosis.
Relevant comorbidities included: 1) mild chronic renal failure due to hypertensive nephrosclerosis (creatinine 124 [micro]mol/l); 2) hypertension; 3) two previous haemorrhagic cerebrovascular accidents (eight and six years prior to this operation) with subsequent epilepsy requiring carbamazepine; 4) heavy alcohol use; 5) intermittent gout; 6) mild airflow obstruction due to smoking and 7) peripheral vascular disease causing lower limb heel ulceration.
Additional features of the syndrome may include renal abnormalities such as agenesis (failure of an organ to develop during embryonic growth) or nephrosclerosis (sclerosis of the kidney), hiatus hernia (protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm), and coronal hypospadias (ventral and proximal malposition of meatus in the coronal sulcus) [Jones and Smith, 2005; Bamforth and Kaurah, 1992].
Covert lead poisoning may be responsible for sporadic cases of pre-end-stage renal failure gouty or hypertensive nephrosclerosis.