Journal Article

The incidence of biopsy-proven primary glomerulonephritis in the Republic of Macedonia—long-term follow-up

Momir H. Polenakovic, Ladislava Grcevska and Sonja Dzikova

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 18, issue suppl_5, pages v26-v27
Published in print July 2003 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online July 2003 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfg1039
The incidence of biopsy-proven primary glomerulonephritis in the Republic of Macedonia—long-term follow-up

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In order to define the type of renal disease, renal biopsy was performed in 1304 patients, aged 14–72 years. Their biopsies were processed for light and immunofluorescence microscopy, and electron microscopy in some cases. The diagnosis of primary glomerular disease was confirmed in 716 patients with the following incidence: minimal change nephrotic syndrome in 52 (7.2%), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in 72 (9.9%), membranous nephropathy in 97 (13.5%), IgA nephropathy in 85 (11.8%), diffuse mesangial glomerulonephritis (GN) without IgA in 32 (4.4%), focal mesangial GN in 97 (13.5%), membranoproliferative GN in 59 (8.4%), acute GN in 88 (12.3%), crescentic GN in 53 (7.4%) and sclerosing GN in 46 patients (6.4%).

Keywords: glomerulonephritis; nephrotic syndrome; renal biopsy

Journal Article.  696 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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