podocytopathy

podocytopathy

(pod″ŏ-sī-top′ă-thē) [ podo- + cyto- + -pathy]
Any disease that affects the podocytes of the glomerulus of the kidney, usually resulting in proteinuria.
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If the podocytopathy is related to the underlying RCC, then surgical resection should be the appropriate therapy.
Although not much can be said about the pathogenesis, it is possible that in the future a fifth subcategory of podocytopathy will be created to include diseases with dual damage across the basement membrane and manifesting simultaneous endothelial and podocyte injury.