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Chronic kidney disesase

Salvatore Petta
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is widely diffused in general population, and the likelihood that an infected individual is affected by other disesases is high. A lot of epidemiological and explicative studies, even if with different levels of evidence, reported a potential effect of HCV infection -by direct and indirect mechanisms- on the pathogenesis of extrahepatic comorbidities related to dysregulation of the immune system, or cardiometabolic comorbidities like diabetes, neuropsychiatric disorders, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular alterations, etc...
January 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
H Shigematsu
More than 25 years have passed since immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy was introduced as a disease entity independent of glomerulonephritis. It has been known that more than 30% of cases have gone into end-stage renal failure within 20 years, indicating the presence of a chronic active group in this disease. Histologically this disesase is composed of at least three types of tissue damage: (i) minimal inflammation including deposition of IgA-containing substances with minor matricial increase; (ii) acute lesions characterized by matricial damage of glomerular basement membrane (membranolysis) and/or mesangial matrix (mesangiolysis) with inflammatory cell accumulation and/or intrinsic cell proliferation; and (iii) chronic lesions mainly composed of postinflammatory sclerosis...
April 1997: Pathology International
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