Routine immunofluorescent microscopy in renal diseases

  • A. H. Nagi


Immunoflourescent microscopy has been used as a routine method in the diagnosis of renal biopsies from 128 patients. Positive fluorescence of immunoglobulins was obtained in the majority of renal glomerular diseases with the exception of focal glomerular sclerosis and the renal lesion of Henoch-Schonlein’s syndrome, in which no fluorescence was obtained. On the basis of distribution pattern of immunoglobuiins it has been suggested that fluorescent antibody tests when used in combination with the usual histological examinations, may be an important differential diagnostic tool, and may help in understanding the pathogenesis of various renal diseases of unknown aetiology.


Glomerulonephritis Lupus Nephritis Renal Biopsy Glomerular Basement Membrane Membranous Nephropathy 
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  • A. H. Nagi
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyQueen’s University of BelfastBelfastN. Ireland

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