Monocytes and focal glomerulosclerosis.


It has been suggested that focal glomerulosclerosis (FGS) is analogous to atherosclerosis. Because monocytes and their derivatives are involved in the latter, these cells may be involved in the development of the former. To investigate this possibility a combined histochemical and ultrastructural study of FGS was done. Sections from 13 biopsies showing FGS… (More)