Case 103
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CASE 103 (September 2014)

Clinical information

The patient is a 56-year-old female with nephrotic range proteinuria. Serum creatinine: 1.1 mg/dL, 24h proteinuria: 5.9 g. She has no evidence of a paraprotein. Urine sediment without casts; erythrocytes: 4-5 hpf. She has a 10 years history of systemic hypertension, currently controlled. She also has a 3 years history of diabetes. Inmunologic and infectious tests: Negative or normal. Mild dyslipidemia.

A renal biopsy is performed.

Case prepared by Dr. Carlos Andrés Jiménez.

Figure 1. H&E, X200.

Figure 2. H&E, X200.

Figure 3. H&E, X400.

Figure 4. Methenamina-silver, X400.

Figure 5. Methenamina-silver, X400.

Figure 6. Methenamina-silver, X400.

Figure 7. Direct inmunofluorescence for IgG, X400. Kappa and lambda were both similar to IgG. C3: ++, in the same localization as IgG.

Figure 8. Electron micrograph,voriginal magnification, X6,000.

Figure 9. Electron micrograph; a close up of the previous image.

Figure 10. Electron micrograph, original magnification, X30,000.

Direct immunofluorescence for IgA, IgM and C1q: negative. Congo red: Negative.

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