Late development of systemic lupus erythematosus in patients with glomerular "fingerprint" deposits.


Two patients presenting with nephrotic syndrome but without evidence of collagen vascular disease had organized glomerular immune deposits with a "fingerprint" pattern. This finding has been previously associated with lupus nephritis and, in our institution, has been seen in 6% of the biopsy specimens from patients with lupus nephritis. Clinical signs and… (More)