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Table 4 Summary of the patients’ data

From: Rapid decline of renal function in patients with type 2 diabetes with heavy proteinuria: a report of three cases

  Madam A Mr B Madam C
Gender Female Male Female
Ethnicity Female Malay Malay
Age 45 41 33
Diabetes (Years) 15 <  1 year 12
Hypertension (Year) 1 1 3
Drop in GFR in mL/min/year 46 46 60 mL
Renal ultrasound Normal Increased parenchymal echogenicity Normal
Renal biopsy Diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive changes with interstitial nephritis Diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive changes with interstitial nephritis Diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive changes and interstitial nephritis
Hbaic (%) 6.2 7.4 10.2
Albumin (g/L) 24 12 29
Proteinuria g/day 14.8 18.7 13.8
Tried supplements Yes Yes Yes