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What can cause renal artery disease?

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Renal artery disease is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis of the renal arteries. It occurs in people with generalized vascular disease. Less often, renal artery disease can be caused by a congenital (present at birth) abnormal development of the tissue that makes up the renal arteries. This type of renal artery disease happens in younger people.

From: Vascular Disease and Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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Cleveland Clinic: "Vascular Disease Overview."

Vascular Disease Foundation.

MedlinePlus: "Vascular Diseases."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 23, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Vascular Disease Overview."

Vascular Disease Foundation.

MedlinePlus: "Vascular Diseases."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 23, 2017

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