Podocytopathy | definition of podocytopathy by Medical dictionary
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.