What is the validity of classifying diabetic nephropathy based on the presence and severity of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IFTA)?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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In this report, a separate classification was proposed based on the presence and severity of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IFTA) and vascular lesions. Generally, the classification is believed to correspond to the clinical stages of diabetic nephropathy, although there are no definitive data validating this correspondence.


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