Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Kidney disease

About underlying conditions: With a diagnosis of Kidney disease, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Kidney disease. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Kidney disease. 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 Kidney disease includes:

Kidney disease as a complication: Other conditions that might have Kidney disease as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Kidney disease as a complication includes:

Kidney disease as a symptom: Conditions listing Kidney disease as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions:

Underlying conditions discussion: Diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease, accounting for about 40 percent of new cases.

  • 27,851 people with diabetes developed end-stage renal disease in 1995.
  • In 1995, a total of 98,872 people with diabetes underwent dialysis or kidney transplantation.1

    1. excerpt from Diabetes Statistics in the United States: NIDDK

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