Éva Kemény

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Using purified group A streptokinase (SKA) as the antigen, ELISA assays were carried out on the sera of normal unaffected children, acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis patients (APSGN) and acute rheumatic fever patients (ARF). The results demonstrate that antibody titers to SKA increase with age in normal children and by age 8 years the vast majority(More)
The BK polyomavirus exhibits tropism for the renal tubular epithelium, where it establishes latent infection. Vigorous immunosuppression of renal allograft recipients can lead to reactivation of the infection and the development of polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (PVAN). Clinically, gradually decreasing renal function, viremia and viruria are observed(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) (4F2 and 7E12) were prepared against heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) isolated from bovine glomeruli. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and immunoblotting demonstrated that the mABs reacted with HSPG. Indirect immunofluorescence (IF) showed that the mAbs stained renal basement membranes (BMs) and BMs in other organs(More)
AIM AND METHODS The authors analysed the incidence of renal diseases as diagnosed by biopsy in the population living on the southern Great Hungarian Plain. 798 biopsy specimens were examined between 1990 and 2002. RESULTS The most common diseases in decreasing order of frequency were IgA nephropathy (15%), membranous nephropathy (12%),(More)
The main causes of the late dysfunction of renal allografts are chronic rejection and chronic transplant nephropathy. Both are clinicopathologic entities, with a similar clinical presentation, but different histologic appearances. Chronic rejection is characterized by the presence of alloantigen-induced lesions (transplant arteriopathy and transplant(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To provide an up-to-date overview about the assessment of donor biopsies and to discuss the current problems and chances of preimplantation biopsies for transplant allocation with a focus on the technical work up and the histological variables scored. RECENT FINDINGS Preimplantation biopsy results are the major reason for discarding(More)
An advisory board of nephropathologists with personal experience in the evaluation of biopsies from patients treated with cyclosporin A (CyA) was set up to address the following problems: 1. Definition of CyA nephropathy as seen in patients with autoimmune diseases; 2. Evaluation of the reliability and reproducibility of the diagnostic criteria for the(More)
Podocytes in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) show injury and focal detachment from the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). We studied by immunofluorescence and light microscopy the distribution of components involved in the integrin mediated adhesion of podocytes to the GBM in one case of recurrent idiopathic FSGS which developed in a renal(More)
The ultrastructural features of peritubular capillary (PC) damage was studied in 12 kidney allografts with acute humoral rejection (AHR). AHR manifested in diffuse linear PC staining for C4d, and histology consistent with Banff grade III in 7 recipients and Banff grade II in 5. Allografts with acute tubular necrosis served as controls. First biopsies(More)
The composition of the mononuclear cellular filtrates was investigated in 13 valve specimens from nine patients with rheumatic carditis, some of whom had clinical and laboratory evidence of acute disease at the time of surgery. In acute valvulitis (AV) as well as in chronic active valvulitis (CAV), the cellular infiltrates were primarily composed of T cells(More)