A nationwide survey of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis in Japan: etiology, prognosis and treatment diversity

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The etiology, prevalence, and prognosis of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) including renal vasculitis vary among races and periods. To improve the prognosis of Japanese RPGN patients, we conducted a nationwide survey of RPGN in the nephrology departments of 351 tertiary hospitals, and found 1772 patients with RPGN (Group A: diagnosed between… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10157-009-0201-7

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@article{Koyama2009ANS, title={A nationwide survey of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis in Japan: etiology, prognosis and treatment diversity}, author={Akio Koyama and Kunihiro Yamagata and Hirofumi Makino and Yoshihiro Arimura and Takashi Wada and Kosaku Nitta and Hiroshi Nihei and Eri Muso and Y. Yoshio Taguma and H Shigematsu and Hideto Sakai and Yasuhiko Tomino and Seiichi Matsuo}, journal={Clinical and Experimental Nephrology}, year={2009}, volume={13}, pages={633-650} }