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Clinical and pathological features of dense deposit disease in Chinese patients.
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PMID:  22874109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Aims: Dense deposit disease (DDD) is a rare disease that has no universally effective treatment. Herein we explore the clinical and pathological features of DDD in Chinese patients and the therapeutic effect of Tripterygium wilfordii (TW). Materials and methods: Clinical and pathological data of 10 Chinese patients with biopsy-proved DDD were collected and analyzed retrospectively. Results: The patients consisted of 6 males and 4 females. All of them had heavy proteinuria and microscopic hematuria. Gross hematuria, renal insufficiency, anemia, hypertension and low serum complement 3 (C3) occurred in 3, 3, 5, 6 and 8 cases, respectively. Under light microscopy (LM), 8 cases exhibited membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN). Periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) stain disclosed intense PAS-positive bright ribbon-like thickening of glomerular basement membranes (GBM). Immunofluorescence mainly showed diffuse fine granular and short linear deposition of C3 along the glomerular capillary wall. Under electron microscopy, ribbon-like electrondense intramembranous deposits were identified in the lamina densa of the GBM, along the tubule basement membranes (TBM) and wall of Bowman's capsule. Before admission, 6 cases were treated with prednisone, cyclophosphamide and/or cyclosporin A with no response. Proteinuria in 8 cases who received TW during the course decreased at different degrees. Conclusions: The clinical and pathological features in DDD patients were various. The effect of TW in patients with DDD merits further investigation.
Jinquan Wang; Zheng Tang; Chunlei Luo; Yanglin Hu; Caihong Zeng; Huiping Chen; Zhihong Liu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nephrology     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0301-0430     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364441     Medline TA:  Clin Nephrol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Institute of Nephrology, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, China.
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