Abstract Diabetes is the most important factor for chronic renal failure. Studies have shown that patients with diabetes could have non diabetic kidney disease as coexisting pathologies in up to 1/3 of patients with diabetic nephropathy. The status of Sri Lanka is not known and this pilot study was done to find the prevalence of non-diabetic kidney disease. This is a retrospective study done by analyzing biopsy reports and patient data. The commonest non diabetic kidney disease was hypertensive nephrosclerosis, followed up by membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. 26.9% had non-diabetic kidney disease and 1/3 of them have a potentially curable condition with immunosuppression.

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