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November 16, 2018

Twitter Poll (November 15, 2018)

ANSWER: A
The number of nephrons in the normal kidney is important because they may play a role in the development of hypertension and progression of chronic renal disease. Nephron number is influenced by many factors that affect renal development.

References:
1. Luyckx VA, Brenner BM. The clinical importance of nephron mass. J Am Soc Nephrolo 2010;21:898-910.
2. Bertram JF, Douglas-Denton R, et al. Human nephron