Press Release from ASN, ERA-EDTA and ISN: The hidden epidemic: Worldwide, over 850 million people suffer from kidney diseases
June 27, 2018
Kidney diseases have so far been underestimated in many respects: most people are not aware of their impaired kidney function. In general, kidney diseases are “silent diseases”, most often there are no apparent early symptoms. Many people with kidney diseases are not aware that they have been living with higher risks of cardiovascular diseases, infections, hospitalizations, and of course kidney failure which requires dialysis or transplantation.
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