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- Published: May 17, 2018
- By: Nidia Messias, MD
This biopsy was from a 57-year-old African American female patient. She presented with a gradual increase in serum creatinine over the course of 5 months. Initially, her baseline serum creatinine was 1.3 mg/dl but two months later it increased to 2.0 mg/dl. And, at the time of the biopsy, an additional 3 months later, her serum creatinine was as high as 4.4 mg/dl. During her workup, she was found to have nephrotic syndrome with proteinuria quantified at 8 gm/24hr, a serum albumin of 1.3 g/dL, and ascites. Concerning previous medical history, the patient had a diagnosis of stage II colon...