Central American kidney disease epidemic linked to occupational heat exposure

Share this post

For two decades, Nicaragua and El Salvador have seen increasing mortality from an unusual form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN). The disease has disproportionately affected sugarcane and other agricultural workers, and appears to be unrelated to traditional kidney disease risk factors such as diabetes.

This post was syndicated from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily. Click here to read the full text on the original website.


Share this post

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply