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Glomerulonephritis
Ghaneh Fananapazir, MD, FSAR, FSRU, FSABI; Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Glomerulonephritis (GN)
              • Definitions

                • Inflammation and injury of glomerular tissue
                • Primary GN: GN without accompanying condition
                • Secondary GN: GN in association with another condition or disease, such as diabetes, lupus, or drug use

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • CT Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • Image-Guided Biopsy

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Grossmann M et al: US time-harmonic elastography for the early detection of glomerulonephritis. Radiology. 292(3):676-84, 2019
                                        2. Kline TL et al: Quantitative MRI of kidneys in renal disease. Abdom Radiol (NY). 43(3):629-38, 2018
                                        3. Floege J et al: Primary glomerulonephritides. Lancet. 387(10032):2036-48, 2016
                                        4. Haas M et al: Histologic classification of glomerular diseases: clinicopathologic correlations, limitations exposed by validation studies, and suggestions for modification. Kidney Int. 86(3):648, 2014
                                        5. Benz K et al: Pathological aspects of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) and haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) / thrombocytic thrombopenic purpura (TTP). Thromb Haemost. 101(2):265-70, 2009
                                        6. Seshan SV et al: Renal disease in systemic lupus erythematosus with emphasis on classification of lupus glomerulonephritis: advances and implications. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 133(2):233-48, 2009
                                        7. Thomas DB: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: a morphologic diagnosis in evolution. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 133(2):217-23, 2009
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                                        References
                                        Tables

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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Abbreviations

                                                      • Glomerulonephritis (GN)
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Inflammation and injury of glomerular tissue
                                                      • Primary GN: GN without accompanying condition
                                                      • Secondary GN: GN in association with another condition or disease, such as diabetes, lupus, or drug use

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                          • Image-Guided Biopsy

                                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Grossmann M et al: US time-harmonic elastography for the early detection of glomerulonephritis. Radiology. 292(3):676-84, 2019
                                                                              2. Kline TL et al: Quantitative MRI of kidneys in renal disease. Abdom Radiol (NY). 43(3):629-38, 2018
                                                                              3. Floege J et al: Primary glomerulonephritides. Lancet. 387(10032):2036-48, 2016
                                                                              4. Haas M et al: Histologic classification of glomerular diseases: clinicopathologic correlations, limitations exposed by validation studies, and suggestions for modification. Kidney Int. 86(3):648, 2014
                                                                              5. Benz K et al: Pathological aspects of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) and haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) / thrombocytic thrombopenic purpura (TTP). Thromb Haemost. 101(2):265-70, 2009
                                                                              6. Seshan SV et al: Renal disease in systemic lupus erythematosus with emphasis on classification of lupus glomerulonephritis: advances and implications. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 133(2):233-48, 2009
                                                                              7. Thomas DB: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: a morphologic diagnosis in evolution. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 133(2):217-23, 2009