January 3, 2019
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A reduced nephron number is associated with low birth weight, preterm birth, reduced kidney mass and size, short stature, maternal hyperglycemia, maternal protein malnutrition, and gene polymorphism for PAX2 and RET.
- Luyckx VA, Brenner BM. The clinical importance of nephron mass. J Am Soc Nephrolo 2010;21:898-910
- Hughson M, Farris AB III, Douglas-Denton R, et al. Glomerular number and size in autopsy kidneys: the relationship to birth weight. Kidney Int 2003;63:2113