LIPOPROTEIN A IN DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY
*Dr. Tamphasana Wairokpam, Dr. Robinson Ningshen, Dr. Kuldeep Singh and Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma
Background: Type-2 diabetes mellitus is an increasingly common metabolic abnormality associated with microvascular and macrovascular complications. It is also the most common cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD).(1) Lipoprotein a (Lp a) is a recently discussed important independent and inheritable risk factor for micro/macrovascular complications and also an independent risk factor for the progression of diabetic nephropathy in DM2 patients with overt proteinuria.
Keywords: Lp(a), Diabetic Nephropathy, Microvascular, Macrovascular, Triglycerides, Dyslipidemia, Microalbuminuria, GFR.
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