Selected topics on immunological aspects of renal disease

Dixon, Frank J.; Kunkel, Henry G.
January 1973
Kidney International;Jan1973, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p55
Academic Journal
The article discusses immunological aspects of renal disease. Acute and later chronic serum sickness served as the prototypes of circulating immune complex glomerulonephritis in which antigen-antibody complexes immunologically unrelated to the glomerulus caused the disease. It is becoming increasingly evident that the dominant immunological mechanism involved in human renal disease is the immune complex type. Determination of cryoglobulins is proving to be useful and sensitive method for detecting renal disease.


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