Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Chronic kidney failure
|About underlying conditions: With a diagnosis of Chronic kidney failure, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Chronic kidney failure. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Chronic kidney failure. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis|
Underlying conditions list: The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Chronic kidney failure includes:
- Kidney disease - obviously ESRD starts as early kidney disease.
- Diabetic nephropathy - 43.2% (NIDDK) of kidney failure is due to diabetes; most common cause; 35.9% of cases (NHWIC).
- Hypertension - 23% of cases (NIDDK); 28.8% cases (NWHIC)
- Glomerulonephritis - 12.3% of cases (NIDDK); 11.4% cases (NWHIC)
- Polycystic kidney disease - 2.9% of cases (NIDDK, NWHIC)
Last revision: April 2, 2003
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