Induction of Antinuclear Antibodies by Mercuric Chloride in Mice

  • P. Hultman
  • S. Enestrom


Reports suggest that exposure to low doses of mercury or mercuric compounds in man could lead to proteinuria or nephrotic syndrome (Kazantzis, 1962; Belghiti et al, 1986). Immunologically mediated glomerulonephritis (GN) of IC type has been described in such patients (Gaultier et al, 1968; Tubbs et al, 1982). The closer mechanism of action in human mercury-induced glomerular disease remains unknown, but there is evidence that mercury can modify the immunoregulation (Charpentier et al, 1981) .


Mercury Capron Bismuth Proteinuria Nephritis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Hultman
    • 1
  • S. Enestrom
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology IUniversity of LinköpingSweden

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