Altered expression of B lymphocyte surface immunoglobulins in minimal change nephrotic syndrome and focal glomerulosclerosis

P. Dall'Aglio, P. L. Meroni, W. Barcellini, C. Brigati, C. Chizzolini, G. De Bartolo, L. Migone, C. Zanussi

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Abstract

In 20 patients with nephrotic syndrome (10 minimal change glomerulonephritis, MCN; 10 focal glomerulosclerosis, FGS) the peripheral blood lymphocytes showed a statistically significant increased in IgG-bearing cells (SIgG-C) in comparison with 30 patients with other histological types of primary glomerulonephritis with and without nephrotic syndrome (14 and 16, respectively). In the same MCN and FGS patients the serum IgG levels were slightly decreased. Furthermore, 5 cases of MCN in sustained remission for 1 year after steroid therapy showed normalization of the SIgG-C and serum IgG levels. The possible significance of these phenomena in the pathogenesis of the hypo-IgG-globulinemia in MCN and FGS is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-228
Number of pages5
JournalNephron
Volume37
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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Dall'Aglio, P., Meroni, P. L., Barcellini, W., Brigati, C., Chizzolini, C., De Bartolo, G., Migone, L., & Zanussi, C. (1984). Altered expression of B lymphocyte surface immunoglobulins in minimal change nephrotic syndrome and focal glomerulosclerosis. Nephron, 37(4), 224-228.