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Forty nine children with hepatitis B virus-mediated glomerulonephritis (GN) were observed during the last 11 years. Boys were more frequently affected than girls, the ratio being 38 : 11. Young infants (1 to 5 years of age) predominated in the group. The incidence of membranous form of glomerulonephritis was high (34 out of 44 kidney biopsy cases, 77%), the(More)
The present studies were undertaken to characterize cytotoxic activity of lymphocyte-(ADCC) in the course of primary glomerulonephritis and to evaluate the influence of some of the immunosuppressive drugs on lymphocytes of examined patients. 18 patients were studied; 12 of them were treated by combined therapy with prednisone, azathioprine and chlorambucil.(More)