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Balkan nephropathy


Definition: interstitial chronic nephritis of unknown etiology, originally described as an endemic disease in the Balkans, characterized by insidious onset, scanty urinary findings, anemia, and acidosis.

Synonym(s): danubian endemic familial nephropathy

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