Histopathological atlas of renal diseases - IgA nephropathy

Franco Ferrario, Maria Pia Rastaldi

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The characteristic and diagnostic lesion of idiopathic IgA nephropathy (IgAN, Berger's disease) is glomerular IgA deposition, as a unique or predominant positive immunoglobulin. Despite the relatively uniform feature of the immunohistological pattern, the morphological lesions observed by light microscopy are extremely variable. This variability in glomerular and interstitial alterations has frequently created some difficulties in histological classification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-353
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nephrology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2004


  • IgA nephropathy
  • Macrophages
  • Mesangial proliferation
  • Monocyte
  • Necrotizing extracapillary lesions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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