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Proliferative glomerulonephritis 

Proliferative glomerulonephritis
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Proliferative glomerulonephritis
Author(s):

Peter W. Mathieson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.210805_update_001

Update: The entity of C3 glomerulonephritis has been more accurately defined, and linked in some cases to genetic abnormalities in the complement system (familial complement factor H-related protein 5 (CFHR5) nephropathy in patients of Cypriot origin).

Updated on 25 May 2011. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 24 November 2017

Proliferative glomerulonephritis—which occurs in many conditions—describes the finding of increased cellularity of the glomerulus, which may be due to proliferation of intrinsic glomerular cells, infiltration of leucocytes, or both. Patients will typically have haematuria, and this may be associated with proteinuria and/or impairment of excretory renal function and/or hypertension. Different subtypes of proliferative glomerulonephritis are recognized:...

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