Radiation Nephropathy Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 01, 2015
  • Author: Eric P Cohen, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of radiation nephropathy, along with those in the next section, include the following:

  • Cyclosporine or tacrolimus toxicity
  • Pamidronate-induced focal glomerulosclerosis
  • Nephrotic syndrome associated with graft versus host disease
  • Polyoma virus nephropathy

These diagnoses must all be considered in the 15% of bone marrow transplantation (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) survivors who develop chronic kidney disease. [13]

Differential Diagnoses