Glomerulonephritis has always been regarded as a complex subject. Different forms o f the disease c a n cause death in a matter o f weeks, nephrotic syndrome which might or might not prove responsive to steroid therapy, or no symptoms a t all. Improved pathological te- niques and criteria have permitted a more accurate diagnosis and prognosis to be established for many patients. With increased und- standing of the immunological mechanisms involved it has become apparent that many patients presenting with a variety of symptoms and signs m a y have glomerulonephritis as their primary pathological process. This book examines the clinical, pathological and aetiological factors involved in the common forms o f glomerulonephritis. Each chapter has been written by a recognized expert in the field and provides information of relevance and practical importance to the average clinician. The developments of the last decade have emp- sized that glomerulonephritis is no longer a matter only for the nephrologist but a subject o n which all clinicians should be well informed.
`As a reference text, however, those subjects included have been dealt with in a thorough and detailed manner. For this reason alone it is a text which can be highly recommended.'
Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation 6, 1991
1. Minimal change nephropathy.- 2. Membranous nephropathy.- 3. Infection-associated glomerulonephritis.- 4. IgA nephropathy.- 5. Plasmapheresis in glomerulonephrisis.- 6. Proliferation of glomerular cells.
Series: New Clinical Applications: Nephrology
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 31st March 1990
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.05