Fast Five Quiz: Diabetic Nephropathy Presentation and Diagnosis

A. Brent Alper, Jr, MD, MPH


April 24, 2020

Diabetic nephropathy is usually considered after a routine urinalysis and screening for microalbuminuria in patients with diabetes mellitus. However, patients may have physical findings concordant with long-standing diabetes, such as peripheral vascular occlusive disease (evidenced by carotid bruits and decreased peripheral pulses), evidence of fourth heart sound during cardiac auscultation, signs of diabetic neuropathy (decreased fine sensations and diminished tendon reflexes), hypertension, and nonhealing skin ulcers or osteomyelitis.

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