Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasinska

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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)
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)
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