|Anatomy of the Kidney|
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- Diabetes—the nephrons are damaged by chronically high blood sugar levels that occur in poorly controlled diabetes
- High blood pressure—causes damage to the blood vessels in the kidneys
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- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD; Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 07/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -