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Several diseases may cause renal atrophy

Nowadays, renal atrophy is one of the high incidence of kidney disease, so renal atrophy caused more and more attention. Atrophy of the kidney, atrophy of the right kidney and atrophy of both kidneys are common in the atrophy of the kidney....

Several diseases may cause renal atrophy

Oct 19, 2017 by Kidney Disease Expert

Nowadays, renal atrophy is one of the high incidence of kidney disease, so renal atrophy caused more and more attention. Atrophy of the kidney, atrophy of the right kidney and atrophy of both kidneys are common in the atrophy of the kidney. So what is the cause of renal atrophy?

First, we should consider congenital renal hypoplasia after renal atrophy, and then consider end-stage renal disease, that is renal failure, uremia or some acute diseases. Such as: acute renal glomerular disease, diabetic nephrocirrhosis and renal transplant rejection, chronic glomerulonephritis, renal cortical necrosis, Alport syndrome, acute tubular necrosis, hypertensive nephrosclerosis.

Bilateral kidney or one side kidney shrinks, the cause of chronic pyelonephritis is also a common cause of renal atrophy. Both kidneys shrink, generally speaking, chronic kidney disease develops to renal insufficiency, especially in renal failure and uremia, serum creatinine and urea nitrogen increase, kidney damage is serious, kidney parenchyma is injured, kidney will shrink. Therefore, to remind the patients with renal atrophy must pay attention to this, kidney disease occult is very strong, if the glomerular filtration rate is less than 50%, that is, kidney damage is serious, clinical symptoms corresponding to produce. After the diagnosis of renal atrophy, we must actively find the cause, in order to understand the condition.

In addition, there are two reasons for renal atrophy: renal tuberculosis (unilateral renal shrinkage, with hydronephrosis or compensatory enlargement of the contralateral kidney), renal artery stenosis and congenital hypoplasia.

The above is about the introduction can cause several diseases of renal atrophy, if you have any questions about the disease need detailed understanding, you can consult our online expert, our experts will reply as soon as possible.

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