Fast Five Quiz: Diabetic Nephropathy

A. Brent Alper, Jr, MD, MPH


April 24, 2020

Figure 1. Light micrograph of diabetic nephropathy.

Diabetic nephropathy is described as a clinical syndrome with variable clinical manifestations and responses to therapy. Its hallmark characteristics include:

  • Persistent albuminuria (> 300 mg/d or >200 μg/min) that is confirmed on at least two occasions 3-6 months apart

  • Progressive, relentless decline in GFR

  • Elevated arterial blood pressure

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