Chronic Kidney Disease Of Unknown Origin Affecting Men From Asian, Latin American Nations
Science: Mysterious kidney disease goes global
“…This region in coastal Andhra Pradesh is at the heart of what local doctors and media are calling a [chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu)] epidemic. … A rash of similar outbreaks in other countries has underscored that it is a global problem. Some rice-growing regions of Sri Lanka have their own epidemic, and the disease is rampant in sugar-producing regions of Mexico and Central America…” (Chatterjee, 3/31).