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Empiric Management of Suspected RPGN

RPGN is a nephrologic emergency, and one of the more exciting consult cases for nephrologists to participate in.  Much like dealing with a stroke or heart attack, delays in initiating therapy can lead to substantially worsened outcomes.  Prompt…

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What’s in a crescent?

What are the cells that make up crescents, the histopathologic hallmark of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN)? Classically these have been thought to be the parietal epithelial cells which make up Bowman’s capsule. However there is now some thought…

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