The Oxford classification of IgA nephropathy: rationale, clinicopathological correlations, and classification.

@article{Cattran2009TheOC,
  title={The Oxford classification of IgA nephropathy: rationale, clinicopathological correlations, and classification.},
  author={Daniel C. Cattran and Rosanna Coppo and H Terence Cook and John Feehally and I. D. Roberts and St{\'e}phan Troyanov and Charles E. Alpers and Alessandro Amore and Jonathan Barratt and Francois Berthoux and Stephen Bonsib and Jan Anthonie Bruijn and Vivette D D'agati and Giuseppe D'amico and Steven Noel Emancipator and Francesco Emma and Franco Ferrario and Fernando C Fervenza and Sandrine Florquin and Agnes Fogo and Colin C. Geddes and Hermann-Josef Gr{\"o}ne and Mark Haas and Andrew M. Herzenberg and Prudence A. Hill and Ronald J. Hogg and Stephen I-Hong Hsu and J. Charles Jennette and Kensuke Joh and Bruce A Julian and Tetsuya Kawamura and Fernand Mac-Moune Lai and Chi Bon Leung and Lei-shi Li and Philip Kam-tao Li and Zhi-Hong Liu and Bruce Mackinnon and Sergio A. Mezzano and Francesco Paolo Schena and Yasuhiko Tomino and P. Duane Walker and Haiyan Wang and Jan J. Weening and Nori Yoshikawa and Hong Zhang},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2009},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={534-45}
}
IgA nephropathy is the most common glomerular disease worldwide, yet there is no international consensus for its pathological or clinical classification. Here a new classification for IgA nephropathy is presented by an international consensus working group. The goal of this new system was to identify specific pathological features that more accurately predict risk of progression of renal disease in IgA nephropathy, thus enabling both clinicians and pathologists to improve individual patient… CONTINUE READING