From the Los Angeles Times: Nick Cannon and his wife, singer Mariah Carey, have been keeping fans informed about the kidney condition that has the actor and comedian in a Los Angeles hospital.

Carey told fans on Twitter that her husband suffers from “minor kidney failure,” but doctors said there’s no such diagnosis. Experts said it’s likely Cannon is actually suffering from some form of acute kidney failure.

That’s the medical term used to describe the kidney’s inability to properly filter toxins in the body, said Dr. Madeleine Pahl, chief of nephrology at UC Irvine Medical Center and a specialist in kidney disorders.

Acute kidney failure, known as a “silent” disease, may go unnoticed in most patients until it lands them in the hospital, Pahl said.

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