What is a major cause of death in patients with diabetic nephropathy?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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ESRD is the major cause of death, accounting for 59-66% of deaths in patients with type 1 DM and nephropathy. In a prospective study in Germany, the 5-year survival rate was less than 10% in the elderly population with type 2 DM and no more than 40% in the younger population with type 1 DM.


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