An overview on frequency of renal biopsy diagnosis in Brazil: clinical and pathological patterns based on 9,617 native kidney biopsies.

@article{Polito2010AnOO,
  title={An overview on frequency of renal biopsy diagnosis in Brazil: clinical and pathological patterns based on 9,617 native kidney biopsies.},
  author={Maria Goretti Polito and Luiz Antonio Ribeiro de Moura and Gianna Mastroianni Kirsztajn},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={490-6}
}
BACKGROUND Studies about the prevalence of renal and particularly glomerular diseases in Brazil are still scarce. METHODS We evaluated retrospectively the reports of 9,617 renal biopsies, analyzed by the same pathologist, from January 1993 to December 2007. RESULTS The 9,617 renal biopsies performed in subjects of all ages in native kidneys. 4,619 were primary glomerulopathies (GN), the most frequent was focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS, 24.6%), followed by membranous nephropathy… CONTINUE READING
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