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Confusing Sign

Everyone has a certain diagnosis in Nephrology that is just hard to understand. For me, it has been the diagnosis of MPGN (membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis). After extensive reading, I have developed a couple of pearls and interesting points that…

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Classification of Cryoglobulins and MPGN

Cryoglobulinemia is characterized by the presence of circulating antibodies which precipitate at cooler temperatures, and not infrequently leads to renal failure/glomerulonephritis. The stereotypical histologic lesion of cryoglobulinemia is membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, which takes the appearance on light microscopy of…

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Dense Deposit Disease: MPGN Type II No Longer?

The classical teaching about Dense Deposit Disease (DDD) usually begins with its classification as type II Membranoproliferative Disease. However, in the most recent edition of the NephSAP “Glomerular, Vascular, and Tubulointerstitial Diseases” module, the case is made that…

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