Summary of Diabetic nephropathy
Flashcards on Diabetic nephropathy
nodules are a feature of diabetic nephropathy and are described as nodular hyaline deposits in glomeruli.
Questions on Diabetic nephropathy
A 50-year-old man comes to the office because of foamy urine for 6 weeks. He states that he used to get a little foam in the past when rapidly emptying a full bladder, however recently he has been getting foam whenever he urinates, regardless of amount or time of day. His medical history includes osteoarthritis, gout, and type II diabetes mellitus. His temperature is 36.8°C (98°F), pulse is 87/min, respirations are 18/min, and blood pressure is 152/89 mm Hg. Examination shows decreased fine sensation on both feet bilaterally. There is also a skin ulcer on the left hallux which appears to have been there for some time. Laboratory investigations show there are no erythrocytes on urinalysis, and that the albumin/creatinine ratio is 42 mg/mmol. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?