Anatomic Pathology of Glomerulonephritis

  • Anil K. Mandal


Glomerulonephritis (GN) is a complex subject to study and understand. The complexity has emerged from a combination of numerous perplexing features of this pathological entity: (1) lack of unanimity in the classifications of glomerulonephritis, (2) our persistent inability in most cases to identify the direct cause or causes of glomerulonephritis, (3) limitations of light microscopy (LM) resolution in delineating finer changes, (4) wide variability in the interpretations of light microscopy findings by different individuals, and (5) the narrow scope of electron and immunofluorescence microscopy techniques around the world.


Lupus Nephritis Glomerular Basement Membrane Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Anatomic Pathology Glomerular Capillary 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil K. Mandal
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  1. 1.Renal Electron Microscopy Laboratory and Staff Physician, Medical Service Veterans Administration HospitalUniversity of Oklahoma College of MedicineOklahoma CityUSA

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