Revista chilena de pediatría
versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106
Diabetic nephropathy affects approximately 40% of adults diabetics. There are evidences that this complication commences in the first few years after diagnosis and could be detected early. This article reviews the mechanisms involved in this nephropathy, its clinical stages and development, and methods of early detection. It also focuse on the measures and therapeutic interventions that can delay its appearence or at least its progression to end stage renal failure
Palabras clave : Diabetic; diabetic nephopathy; diabetes mellitus; proteinuria; converting enzyme; children.