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Endocarditis-Associated Glomerulonephritis, arkana laboratories, renal pathology teaching points
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Endocarditis-Associated Glomerulonephritis

The patient is a 45-year-old IV drug user who presents with fevers, chills, hematuria, and fatigue. On laboratory testing, he…

Disease Week

Disease Week: Bacterial infection-associated glomerulonephritis and endocarditis-associated glomerulonephritis

Monday Renal disease related to infective endocarditis was first reported over 100 years ago. However, the initial literature describing nephritis…

ANCA-mediated glomerulonephritis, arkana laboratories, renal pathology, kidney biopsy
Diagnose This!

Diagnose This (June 24, 2019)

Immunofluorescence shows C3 (2-3+), IgM (1+), kappa (trace) and lambda (trace). What is your diagnosis?   …

By L. Nich Cossey, MD

Arterial Thromboemboli
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Renal Arterial Thromboemboli

Infective endocarditis can have numerous deleterious effects on the kidney. One such renal complication is the formation of arterial thromboemboli.…

ANCA Antibodies
Twitter Poll

Twitter Poll (July 18, 2018)

ANSWER: 20-30% In a case series by Boils et al. which included 49 patients with GN due to IE, 28%…

By Vanessa Moreno, MD
focal and segmental necrotizing and crescentic lesions, Infective Endocarditis-Associated Glomerulonephritis
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Infective Endocarditis-Associated Glomerulonephritis

This renal biopsy was taken from a 35 year old male with history of intravenous drug abuse and MRSA tricuspid…

endocarditis associated glomerulonephritis
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Crescentic glomerulonephritis is most commonly an autoimmune-related glomerulonephritis (e.g. ANCA, anti-GBM disease, lupus nephritis). However, a recent case series (reference…