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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of End-stage renal disease

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for End-stage renal disease includes:

End-stage renal disease as a complication:

Other conditions that might have End-stage renal disease as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing End-stage renal disease as a complication includes:

Discussion of underlying conditions of End-stage renal disease:

Diabetes is the most common cause of ESRD, resulting in about one-third of new ESRD cases. Even when drugs and diet are able to control diabetes, the disease can lead to nephropathy and ESRD. Most people with diabetes do not develop nephropathy that is severe enough to cause ESRD. About 15 million people in the United States have diabetes, and about 50,000 people have ESRD as a result of diabetes. Other causes include:

  • Interstitial Nephritis - 2.9 percent

  • Polycystic Kidney Disease - 2.9 percent

  • Glomerulonephritis - 11.4 percent

  • Other Causes - 18.1 percent

  • High Blood Pressure - 28.8 percent

  • Diabetes - 35.9 percent

(Source: excerpt from End-Stage Renal Disease: NWHIC)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of End-stage renal disease, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing End-stage renal disease. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause End-stage renal disease. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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