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BACKGROUND Primary glomerular disease (PGD) is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in China. With the development of socioeconomic status of Chinese people in the last two decades, PGD in ESRD is intent to decrease. However, whether this affects the spectrum of PGD is not clear. The aim of the current study is to investigate the changing(More)
Risk alleles at genome loci containing phospholipase A2 receptor 1 (PLA2R1) and HLA-DQA1 closely associate with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) in the European population, but it is unknown whether a similar association exists in the Chinese population and whether high-risk alleles promote the development of anti-PLA2R antibodies. Here, we genotyped(More)
The elderly population has significantly increased in China. However, data regarding renal histopathology in this population is lacking. The present study retrospectively analyzed renal disease spectrum of 430 elderly patients who had received renal biopsy at Peking University First Hospital between January 2003 and December 2012. Among 6049 patients(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of plasmapheresis in patients with lupus nephritis-combined thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) in a Chinese cohort.Clinical and therapeutic data of patients with lupus nephritis-combined TMA were collected retrospectively. A comparison between those with and without plasmapheresis was performed.Seventy(More)
BACKGROUND Massive proteinuria is often associated with hypoalbuminaemia in glomerulopathy. However, patients may have normal levels of serum albumin despite heavy proteinuria in many circumstances. This study analysed factors affecting serum levels of albumin in primary glomerulopathy patients with nephrotic-range proteinuria. METHODS The renal(More)
BACKGROUND The association of kidney disease with Castleman disease (CD) is uncommon. To date, most studies have been based on single-case reports. Here, we describe renal involvement in CD in a large Chinese cohort. METHODS Seventy-six CD patients were identified in one clinical center. Clinical and pathological characteristics of patients with renal(More)
Cases of membranous nephropathy (MN) with crescent formation, in the absence of lupus, hepatitis B virus infection, anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) nephritis, or antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA), are on record. Clinical presentation and treatment outcomes in these patients are unclear. All patients with biopsy-proven MN diagnosed between(More)
Lymphoblastic lymphoma is an uncommon subtype of lymphoid neoplasm in adults. Acute kidney injury at initial presentation due to lymphoblastic lymphoma infiltration of the kidneys has rarely been described. We report a 19-year-old woman who presented with acute kidney injury due to massive lymphomatous infiltration of the kidneys. The diagnosis of B-cell(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the clinical and pathological characteristics of renal involvement in angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE). METHODS Three cases of ALHE with renal involvement were diagnosed in our hospital. Routine pathological examination and immunohistochemical study of CD(31), CD(34) and F(8) of lymph node and renal biopsy specimens(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous renal biopsy is essential for diagnosis of many renal diseases. Previous studies have revealed a variety of factors associated with bleeding complications of renal biopsy; however, data are not sufficient in the Chinese population. We aimed to investigate the risk factors for severe post-biopsy bleeding events in a large cohort of(More)