The Oxford Classification of IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) identified mesangial hypercellularity (M), endocapillary proliferation (E), segmental glomerulosclerosis (S), and tubular atrophy/interstitial fibrosis (T) as independent predictors of outcome. Whether it applies to individuals excluded from the original study and how therapy influences the predictive… (More)
BACKGROUND Longer life expectancy is associated with an increasing prevalence of kidney disease. Aging itself may cause renal damage, but the spectrum of kidney disorders that affect elderly patients is diverse. Few studies, mostly form US, Asia and West Europe found differences in the prevalence of some types of kidney diseases between elderly and younger… (More)
Ethylene glycol poisoning is not an uncommon cause of an acute renal injury. In this paper we present case of prolonged renal failure in the course of ethylene glycol intoxication. Due to the low dose of ingested ethylene glycol and concomitant ethanol consumption, the neurodepressive phase of the intoxication was rather mild and patient presented to the… (More)
BACKGROUND IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) are glomerular diseases that share a common and central pathogenic mechanism. The formation of immune complexes containing IgA1, myeloid IgA Fc alpha receptor (FcαRI/CD89) and transglutaminase-2 (TG2) is observed in both conditions. Therefore, urinary CD89 and TG2 could be… (More)
The case of a 48-year-old man presented in this paper illustrates an atypical clinical course of Churg-Strauss syndrome with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis with no signs of bronchial asthma.
Podocytes are considered as the most important cells that determine loss of structure and function of the glomerular filter. We compared the expression of three podocyte markers, i.e.: synaptopodin (SYN), CR1 and neprilysin (NEP) in 107 patients with different forms of glomerulonephritis (GN) and 5 normal kidneys (NK). A quantitative immunohistochemistry… (More)