TITLE

Mechanisms of hypocomplementemia in glomerulonephritis

AUTHOR(S)
West, Clark D.; Ruley, Edward J.; Forristal, Judith; Davis, Neil C.
PUB. DATE
January 1973
SOURCE
Kidney International;Jan1973, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p116
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the mechanism of hypocomplementemia in glomerulonephritis. Complement can be demonstrated in the glomeruli in nephritides which are not associated with a reduction in serum complement. Complement profiles have shown that in some hypocomplementemic nephritides, certain components are in normal concentration while in others, all components tend to be low. In hypocomplementemic patients with membrano-proliferative nephritis, a factor has been found in the serum which appears to be responsible for the hypocomplementemia.
ACCESSION #
18287603

 

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