Nephrosclerosis: a term in quest of a disease.

  title={Nephrosclerosis: a term in quest of a disease.},
  author={Alain Y Meyrier},
  volume={129 4},
For a century, nephrosclerosis was ascribed to nonmalignant hypertension and aging. However, it was intuitively perceived that hypertension may follow rather than explain this nephrovasculopathy. Hypertensive nephrosclerosis was long considered a major cause of end-stage renal failure (ESRD). This is especially true in blacks of African descent but not in other ethnic populations. The term 'nephrosclerosis' is still an easy way out to classify a patient with renal insufficiency. This leads to… CONTINUE READING