Lessons learned from the Japanese nephritis screening study

@article{Kitagawa1988LessonsLF,
  title={Lessons learned from the Japanese nephritis screening study},
  author={Teruo Kitagawa},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={1988},
  volume={2},
  pages={256-263}
}
A program of urine screening for asymptomatic hematuria and proteinuria in school children has been conducted since 1973 by the Ministry of Education in Japan with great success in the early detection of asymptomatic renal disease. In order to know whether this nationwide program during 13 years has contributed to understanding of the epidemiology of chronic glomerular disease in Japan, a multicenter survey of the patients was conducted. Between 70% and 80% of IgA and non-IgA mesangial… CONTINUE READING

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