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Diagnosis: Minimal Change Disease (in remission)

In this patient, given the delay in the biopsy, clinical and laboratory response had already been evidenced at the time of the procedure. Even so, it was decided to do the biopsy. Most capillaries analyzed by electron microscopy have normal appearance, with preserved pedicels, only in some small segments, as seen in Figure 7, there is still a loss of podocyte processes. All of the above indicates that it is a minimal change disease in remission.

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