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Glomerulonephritis has always been regarded as a complex subject. Different forms o f the disease c a n cause death in a matter o f weeks, nephrotic syndrome which might or might not prove responsive to steroid therapy, or no symptoms a t all. Improved pathological te- niques and criteria have permitted a more accurate diagnosis and prognosis to be established for many patients. With increased und- standing of the immunological mechanisms involved it has become apparent that many patients presenting with a variety of symptoms and signs m a y have glomerulonephritis as their primary pathological process. This book examines the clinical, pathological and aetiological factors involved in the common forms o f glomerulonephritis. Each chapter has been written by a recognized expert in the field and provides information of relevance and practical importance to the average clinician. The developments of the last decade have emp- sized that glomerulonephritis is no longer a matter only for the nephrologist but a subject o n which all clinicians should be well more

Product details

  • Hardback | 198 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
  • Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1990 ed.
  • X, 198 p.
  • 0746201095
  • 9780746201091

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`As a reference text, however, those subjects included have been dealt with in a thorough and detailed manner. For this reason alone it is a text which can be highly recommended.' Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation 6, 1991show more

Table of contents

1. Minimal change nephropathy.- 2. Membranous nephropathy.- 3. Infection-associated glomerulonephritis.- 4. IgA nephropathy.- 5. Plasmapheresis in glomerulonephrisis.- 6. Proliferation of glomerular more