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Incidence of intraglomerular platelets in steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome.
  1. J M Uttley,
  2. R A Elton,
  3. C M Hill,
  4. M K MacDonald

    Abstract

    Renal biopsies from 44 patients with steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome were examined with respect to the content of their intraglomerular platelets and compared with 18 normal control patients and with 51 patients with membranous glomerulonephritis and the nephrotic syndrome. The results suggested that platelet activity was not involved in the pathogenesis of steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome; in the active phase of the number of platelets in glomeruli is lower than that of normal controls, and this may be associated with increased sensitivity to aggregating agents as part of the nephrotic syndrome. After steroid treatment and disappearance of proteinuria, the number of intraglomerular platelets rises to normal values.

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