Relationship between weight at birth and the number and size of renal glomeruli in humans: a histomorphometric study.

@article{Maalich2000RelationshipBW,
  title={Relationship between weight at birth and the number and size of renal glomeruli in humans: a histomorphometric study.},
  author={Reynaldo Ma{\~n}alich and L. Nieto Reyes and M{\'o}nica Herrera and C Melendi and I Fundora},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2000},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={770-3}
}
BACKGROUND The number of nephrons in humans varies considerably under normal circumstances, and retarded intrauterine growth has been reported to be associated with a significant reduction in nephron number. Low nephron number may be an independent risk factor for the development of hypertension. We therefore decided to evaluate the relationship between body weight at birth and the number and size of nephron units. METHODS We examined coronal sections of the kidneys of 35 neonates who died… CONTINUE READING

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