What is the global prevalence of chronic glomerulonephritis?

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In Japan and some Asian countries, chronic glomerulonephritis has accounted for as many as 40% of patients on dialysis; however, subsequent data suggest that in Japan, for instance, the rate of chronic glomerulonephritis in patients on dialysis is 28%. [7, 8] The cause of this declining rate is not known. Concurrent with the decline in chronic glomerulonephritis in these countries is an increase in diabetic nephropathy in up to 40% of patients on dialysis.


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