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We, from the Consortium on the Epidemic of Nephropathy in Central America and Mexico (CENCAM), read with interest Drs Subramanian and Javaid's letter,1 regarding Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN), a name assigned to a type of chronic kidney disease (CKD) not related to classic risk factors and also referred to as CKD of unknown (CKDu) or non-traditional causes. MeN is highly prevalent in Central America and a major health problem.2
We agree with the authors that it is important to focus attention on the occupational component of this disease, …
Contributors RG-T conceived and proposed the first draft. RC-R, KJ, CW and DHW improved the letter. CGQ, DRB, JC, JB, MM and MGQ contributed relevant input to the final text. All authors have read and approved the submitted response letter.
Competing interests None declared.
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