Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis: a systemic connective tissue disease?


Renal histology of a patient with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis demonstrated a proliferative crescentic glomerulonephritis with intramembranous electron-dense deposits. These findings were interpreted as being consistent with an immune complex glomerulonephritis. Serologic studies revealed a positive antismooth muscle antibody titer of 1:80 and a… (More)


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