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To be precise, renal parenchymal disease is not a single disease. It belongs to CKD and it can caused by a variety of kidney disease. But they have one thing is common, that is renal parenchyma are impaired and patients will suffer develop renal dysfunction. Now, follow me to learn some basic information about renal parenchymal disease.
What is renal parenchymal disease?
Renal parenchymal disease a illness condition in which the outermost internal region of the kidney where filtration and urine formation occur. Renal parenchymal disease means kidney damage appears and causes lesions in their renal parenchymal and it can occur in the unilateral or bilateral kidneys.
Three Grades of renal parenchymal disease
Renal parenchymal disease basically appear echogenic. There are three grades as following:
Grade 1: the kidney parenchyma is isoechoic to the liver, but there is still cortiomedullary differentitation.
Grade 2: the kidney parenchyma is hyperechoic to the liver with preservation of corticomedullary differentitation.
Grade 3: kidney appears hyperechoic. No corticomedullary differentiation!
What Are Causes of the kidney damage?
Many conditions can trigger the renal parenchymal damage, including:
-Lupus (studies estimate that up to 50% of patients diagnosed with lupus erythematosus exerience a renal parenchymal disease known as Lupus Nephritis.
-High Blood Pressure
-Urinary Tract Infection
-Obstruction caused by Kidney Stone, tumors or an enlarged prostate gland in men