Nondiabetic renal disease complicating diabetic nephropathy

Kazue Hironaka, Hirofumi Makino, Shuji Ikeda, Toshinori Haramoto, Zensuke Ota

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The clinicopathological and laboratory findings for 35 diabetic patients who had undergone renal biopsy from 1982 to 1990 were reviewed. Ten of these patients (28.6%) were found to have nondiabetic renal diseases. Five of those patients (14.3%) suffered from nondiabetic renal disease complicated by diabetic nephropathy. Nondiabetic renal diseases included IgA nephropathy, idiopathic membranous nephropathy, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (types I and III), minimal change disease, and toxemia of pregnancy. The diagnosis of nondiabetic renal diseases complicated by diabetes is important for the treatment of renal disease. Urinary abnormalities and/or deterioration in renal function inconsistent with the natural history of diabetic nephropathy were suggestive of the presence of nondiabetic renal disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-149
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Diabetic Complications
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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