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Hypercalcemia is an uncommon complication of childhood renal tumors. It is exclusively seen in infants 6 months of age or younger with malignant rhabdoid tumor of the kidney (MRTK) or congenital mesoblastic nephroma (CMN). Secretion of parathormone or prostaglandin E2 by the tumor cells is responsible for the hypercalcemia in most of these patients. Bone(More)
We studied the significance of a streptococcal protein (preabsorbing Ag) (PA-Ag) in the pathogenesis of acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN). This protein was isolated from nephritogenic streptococci. Purification of PA-Ag was achieved by chromatography, followed by Sephadex IEF. A single protein band at pH 4.7 was identified as PA-Ag. The(More)
Fluorescein-labeled immunoglobulin G fractions from serums of patients with acute glomerulonephritis and from many normal serums stained the glomerular basement membrane and mesangium of renal tissue from patients with early acute glomerulonephritis; these serums did not stain the corresponding tissues from patients with any other kidney disease. Previous(More)
To investigate the role of circulating immune complexes (CIC) in the pathogenesis of acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (AGN), sera were obtained serially from 13 patients with biopsy-proven AGN, 16 patients with group A streptococcal infection, and 20 age- and sex-matched controls. Samples were analysed for Clq-binding activity (Clq-BA), levels of(More)
During an observation period of 1-2 years in 2 different districts in Japan, 104 patients were found to have upper respiratory infections caused by group A streptococci. Fourty-nine of these patients were followed prospectively to determine if renal involvement would occur. Twelve patients developed transient serum complement (CH50) depression and urinary(More)
The presence and localization of antigenic sites in glomeruli of 14 patients with acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (AGN) were studied by immunofluorescein and immunoferritin technics. Labeled IgG fractions from the same patients were used for the identification of antigenic sites. The staining capacity of these IgG fractions depended on the time(More)