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Extracellular glomerular microparticles in nephrotic syndrome of heroin users.

@article{Js1975ExtracellularGM,
  title={Extracellular glomerular microparticles in nephrotic syndrome of heroin users.},
  author={Davis Js and Lie Jt},
  journal={Archives of pathology},
  year={1975},
  volume={99},
  pages={278}
}
: Intracellular and extracellular glomerular microparticles (GMP) have been described in diverse human glomerulopathies. We have recently detected extracellular GMP in two heroin abusers with nephrotic syndrome. Most of the GMP were approximately 100 nm in diameter (range, 56 to 178 nm), and consisted ultrastructurally of an electron-dense central core surrounded by a concentric, lucent area and an electron-dense limiting membrane. Incomplete forms of GMP and residual laminated membranes… Expand
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