Platelet Prostaglandin Production in the Nephrotic Syndrome

  • Arrigo Schieppati
  • Giuseppe Remuzzi


Femoral, mesenteric, inferior vena cava, and particularly renal vein thrombosis are reported as complications in nephrotic syndrome (NS) patients.1–3 Among the primary form(s) of NS, membranous and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritides are more frequently associated with thrombotic episodes, while among secondary forms, thrombosis particularly occurs in patients with amyloidosis.4 The incidence of coronary artery disease in NS patients is a controversial issue.5,6 However, besides hypercoagulability, the existence of other risk factors, such as Frederickson type Ha, lib, and IV hyperlipoproteinemias7 and high blood pressure, is generally accepted and should be taken into account.


Arachidonic Acid Nephrotic Syndrome Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis Renal Vein Thrombosis Washed Platelet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arrigo Schieppati
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Remuzzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division di Nefrologia e DialisiOspedali Riuniti di BergamoBergamoItaly

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