Despina Ruessmann

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Thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) and Alport syndrome (ATS) are genetically heterogeneous conditions characterized by structural abnormalities in the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). TBMN presents with hematuria, minimal proteinuria, and normal renal function. Although TBMN is an autosomal dominant disease (COL4A3 and COL4A4), ATS can be(More)
BK virus (BKV) is a human polyomavirus. The primary infection occurs typically without specific signs or symptoms. Almost 80% of adults are seropositive. Clinically relevant infections are usually limited to individuals who are immunosuppressed. After primary infection, BKV remains latent in the kidneys and can be reactivated in the setting of(More)
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