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Archive: February 2017

Diagnose This! (February 20, 2017)

The patient is a 42 y/o Southern Indian male who presents with longstanding, subnephrotic proteinuria, mild edema, and renal insufficiency. Pick the most likely diagnosis and further testing required for diagnosis. A. Fibronectin glomerulopathy, immunohistochemical staining for fibronectin B. Collagenofibrotic Glomerulopathy, electron microscopy of deposits C. Fibrillary Glomerulopathy, electron microscopy of deposits and routine immunofluorescence panel D. AL-type Renal Amyloidosis, Congo red stain, and IHC/IF for kappa and lambda E. Light Chain Deposition Disease, IHC/IF for kappa and lambda and electron microscopy of deposits   Answer: B. Collagenofibrotic glomerulopathy is a rare renal disease secondary to the deposition of type...

American Heart Month

Even though Valentine's Day has passed, it's still American Heart Month! Here are 6 tips for healthy-heart living: 1. Exercise to support, not strain, your heart 2. Take time to relax and rejuvenate in nature 3. Connect with friends and family 4. Eat more heart-healthy foods 5. Get 6-8 hours of sleep at night 6. Laugh, smile and play! source: https://patch.com/california/santacruz/bp--six-heart-healthy-tips-for-february-american-heart-month

Diagnose This! (February 13, 2017)

Please pick the best answer. These images show characteristic findings of which of the following diseases: A) IgG4-Related Disease B) Lupus Nephritis C) Sjögren’s Syndrome-Related Tubulointerstitial Injury D) Anti-Brush Border Antibody Tubulointerstitial Nephritis E) Aristolochic Acid Nephropathy F) Mesoamerican Nephropathy Answer: D. Immune complex tubulointerstitial nephritis due to autoantibodies to the proximal tubule brush border is a recently described entity arising from IgG autoantibodies targeting the proximal tubule brush border. Associated immune complex deposits were also reported within the proximal tubule basement membranes and focal, segmental subepithelial space, reminiscent of early membranous glomerulopathy. Further reading: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26334028

Arkanines: Daisy

Hooray for naps. Daisy is one of our cutest Arkanines. She enjoys being social at the dog park, and of course, napping. Daisy belongs to Denise, who leads our marketing team.