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Diagnose This (May 10, 2021)

Clarissa Cassol, MD renal pathologist at arkana laboratories
By Clarissa Cassol, MD

May 11, 2021

juxtaglomerular apparatus hyperplasia in renal biopsy at Arkana Laboratories

What is your diagnosis for this finding in a young patient with renal artery stenosis?

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This is an example of juxtaglomerular apparatus hyperplasia. Potential causes of juxtaglomerular apparatus hyperplasia include conditions that chronically stimulate renin production including Bartter and Gitelman syndromes, chronic renal ischemia, hypertrophy of the arterial and arteriolar walls, chronic volume depletion, Addison disease, renal artery stenosis, cardiac failure, and medications including calcineurin inhibitors, ACEIs or ARBs, and diuretics.

juxtaglomerular apparatus hyperplasia in renal biopsy at Arkana Laboratories

 

https://www.arkanalabs.com/chronic-cyclosporine-toxicity-in-pediatric-nephrotic-syndrome/

https://www.arkanalabs.com/jga-hyperplasia/

 

Quick note: This post is to be used for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical or health advice. Each person should consult their own doctor with respect to matters referenced. Arkana Laboratories assumes no liability for actions taken in reliance upon the information contained herein.