Sharon Su, Author at Renal and Urology News

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Thin GBM disease

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Thin glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease is a benign hereditary disorder presenting with persistent microscopic hematuria. Renal biopsy confirms the diagnosis of thinning of the GBM. Prognosis of thin GBM disease is generally favorable with no evidence of proteinuria or progressive renal insufficiency. Are you sure your patient…

IgA nephropathy

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has IgA nephropathy? What are the typical findings for this disease? IgA nephropathy is a primary glomerular disease that typicaly presents with gross hematuria shortly after appearance of upper respiratory infection (URI) symptoms. Diagnosis is confirmed by renal biopsy—IgA deposition in the mesangium.…

Alport Syndrome

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Alport syndrome? What are the typical findings for this disease? Alport syndrome is a hereditary glomerular disease that presents with sensorineural hearing loss, ocular defects, and progressive renal failure. The most common inheritance pattern is X-linked and affects male family members. Diagnosis…

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