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Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated systemic vasculitis is reported mainly in adults. Studies in children are limited. The current study retrospectively analyzed the clinical characteristics and pathology of ANCA-associated systemic vasculitis in children in our hospital during the past 7 years. Twenty-four pediatric patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinicopathological feature and treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) in children. METHOD A retrospective analysis of 25 cases of biopsy-proven IMN seen between January 2004 and December 2009. RESULT The incidence of IMN was 3.81% in all the children patients who underwent renal biopsy. Of 25 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are serological diagnostic markers for certain types small vessel vasculitis including Wegener's granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis, which are also termed ANCA associated systemic vasculitis (AASV). The majority of patients with primary AASV reported are adults and predominantly elderly. Data(More)
AIM Dent's disease represents a group of hereditary renal tubular disorders mainly characterized by hypercalciuria, nephrocalcinosis and low molecular weight proteinuria. The majority of patients with Dent's disease were found to carry CLCN5 gene mutations, whereas a small fraction of patients carry OCRL1 gene mutations. Up to date, over 100 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To analysis the clinical and pathological characteristics of children with dense deposit disease (DDD). METHODS 12 Children diagnosed as DDD by electron microscope were enrolled in this study. The clinical and pathological data were analyzed. RESULTS Of the 12 cases, 7 were males and 5 females, mean age 9.1 +/- 3.9 (5-13) years at onset, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis incidence rates as well as the retention rate in a cohort with 6-month follow-up study among female sex workers (FSWs). METHODS From December, 2004, to January, 2005, a community-based baseline survey was conducted to recruit 343 FSWs for a prospective cohort study in Xichang(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulative evidence in the literature suggests alcohol consumption is a protective factor of the metabolic syndrome (MS). However, few studies investigated the relationship between alcohol consumption and components of MS. We examined association of several types of alcoholic beverage with components of MS among people in rural China. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the characteristics of peritoneal transport in children undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS Peritoneal equilibration test (PET) was carried out 10 times in 6 children (aged from 2 to 14 years) who were maintained by continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), and the peritoneal solution transport rate was(More)
OBJECTIVE To improve the understanding of the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis (LN) by studying the relationship between apoptosis and proliferation in children with LN. METHODS Thirty-one children (23 girls, 8 boys, aged 6-16 years) with biopsy-proven LN (21 type IV, 6 type V, 2 type II and 2 type III) and nine controls were included in the study.(More)