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The kidneys are at the back of the abdomen, one on each side. They are responsible for regulating the concentration of some constituents in the blood, and excreting excess water and waste products in the urine. Nephritis and nephrosis here include all conditions affecting the kidneys that are not directly due to infection or cancer. You can live normally with one good kidney. Included here are a range of conditions that impair the function of the kidneys. Inflammation within the kidneys (various forms of glomerulonephritis) can lead to kidney failure. Persistent obstruction to the outflow of urine from, for example, kidney stones (renal calculi) can also cause kidney failure.

Nephritis and nephrosis caused 1.2% of all deaths worldwide in 2002, an average of 109 deaths per million people per year.

International Classification of Diseases-10 codes: N00-N19,

Territories are sized in proportion to the absolute number of people who died from nephritis and nephrosis (kidney disease) in one year.

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