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Durante la nefropatía diabética, el riñón presenta daño y se acumula más proteína en la orina de lo normal. A medida que la enfermedad progresa, cada vez se va destruyendo más parte del riñón y con el tiempo la capacidad de éste para funcionar comienza a declinar, lo que finalmente puede llevar a insuficiencia renal crónica.
- Last reviewed on 6/27/2012
- Shehzad Topiwala, MD, Chief Consultant Endocrinologist, Premier Medical Associates, The Villages, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
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