From the observations made and the individual findings it is possible to derive a notion of considerable interest: in the kidney of the elderly subject numerous pathologic pictures of differing extent and varied etiology and course may be recognized. It is therefore not enough to speak of the 'senile kidney' assuming general degenerative processes, but it is necessary to recognize precise morbid pictures even if often overlapping and intricate. As the kidney represents a crucial organ in the economy of the body, the identification of particular pathologic entities often treatable medically appears to open up new and promising avenues particularly for the clinic. This applies not only to all the degenerative forms difficult to approach therapeutically, but also all those inflammatory forms which are usually tackled and for the most part, if not resolved, predominate at least in the young subject.
|Translated title of the contribution||Renal pathology in old age|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Giornale di Gerontologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1976|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology