salt-losing nephropathy

salt-losing nephropathy
any intrinsic renal disease causing salt wasting; it usually affects the renal medulla (e.g., medullary cystic disease, polycystic kidney disease, pyelonephritis), resulting in volume depletion and hypotension. See also salt-losing syndrome, under syndrome. Called also salt-losing nephritis and Thorn syndrome.

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