Quantitative analysis of mesangial areas in serial biopsied patients with IgA nephropathy.


Clinical courses of 22 patients with IgA nephropathy, who received serial renal biopsies at a mean interval of 36 +/- 11 months, were observed until 2 years after the second biopsy. Of 22 patients, 12 showed no detectable changes in semiquantitatively analyzed mesangial sclerosis between the serial biopsies. By quantitative analysis, on the other hand… (More)