Podocytes in HIV-associated nephropathy.


HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) is the leading cause of end-stage renal failure in HIV-1 seropositive patients. The pathologic findings include collapsing focal segmental glomerulosclerosis with proliferation of epithelial cells in Bowman's space. Anatomically, these cells correspond to podocytes and exhibit a unique phenotype with loss of many… (More)


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