Diseases of the Kidney: Clinical Spectrum and Genetics

  • Michael Patton


In the Indian subcontinent the main health priorities have been to control infection and to improve nutrition. To some extent these aims have been achieved and medical research can now focus on a wider range of disorders including inherited disease. The demographic structure of the population still shows a very high proportion of children rather than the increase in the elderly seen in most developed countries. Childhood diseases will therefore continue to command greater attention than the degenerative diseases of the elderly.


Nephrotic Syndrome Acute Renal Failure Congenital Malformation Indian Subcontinent Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease 
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