Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Reflux Nephropathy Evaluation

The evaluation begins with a complete history and physical examination.

In most cases, the physical exam is normal in someone with reflux nephropathy.

Physical findings in someone with kidney failure caused by reflux nephropathy include:

Tests are usually required to make the diagnosis of reflux nephropathy.

Tests that may be used to evaluate reflux nephropathy include:

Additional tests that may be used to evaluate reflux nephropathy include:

Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate reflux nephropathy:

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Reflux Nephropathy References
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