Benign nephrosclerosis: incidence, morphology and prognosis.

  title={Benign nephrosclerosis: incidence, morphology and prognosis.},
  author={Satoru Takebayashi and Yasuhiro Kiyoshi and Satoshi Hisano and Noriko Uesugi and Yoshie Sasatomi and Jeremy Yu Meng and Noriyuki Sakata},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  volume={55 5},
AIMS Study of benign nephrosclerosis (BNS) is often mixed up with IgA nephritis (IgAN) associated with hypertension or thin basement membrane disease (TBMD). Here we examined the clinicopathological features, incidences and prognosis of decompensated BNS. MATERIALS AND METHODS BNS was identified in 590 (8.3%) adult cases among 7,108 renal biopsies of a mean age of 56.5 years (male: female ratio = 2.5:1). The post-biopsy follow-up period ranged from 3 to 22 years (10.1 +/- 4.6 years… CONTINUE READING


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