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Exudative lesions in diabetes mellitus
  1. G. I. Horsfield1,
  2. R. Lannigan
  1. Department of Pathology, University of Birmingham


    Exudative lesions and capsular drops have been examined in a renal biopsy series of 25 diabetics and a post-mortem series of 100 consecutive diabetics. Electron microscopy of a capsular drop and an exudative lesion is described. Exudative lesions were found in 48% of the biopsies and 47% of the necropsy material. Capsular drops were found in 60% of the biopsies and 29% of the necropsy material. No correlation with age, proteinuria, hypertension, or uraemia was noted. The incidence of both types of lesion increased with the known duration of the diabetes.

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    • 1 Present address: Medical Research Council Unit for Research on the Experimental Pathology of the Skin, Medical School, Birmingham.