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      Urinary Tumor Necrosis Factor Levels in Primary Glomerulopathies

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          In the present study, urinary tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF) levels in nonproliferative glomerulopathies [minimal change disease (n = 4), focal glomerulosclerosis (n = 4), membranous glomerulonephritis (GN) (n = 1), and in patients with chronic glomerulopathies (n = 4)] were compared to proliferative ones [a rapidly progressive GN patient and 8 patients with mesangial proliferative GN and membranoproliferative GN (MPGN) who had clinically active disease]. The mean urine TNF levels of the proliferative group were significantly higher than both the nonproliferative GN and 4 controls, whereas the mean value of the nonproliferative group was not significantly different than the controls. The urine TNF levels in 4 MPGN patients with chronic disease and in 2 who entered remission were also very low. In the patients with active renal disease and cellular proliferation there were significant correlations between the urinary TNF levels and both proteinuria and the clinical activity scores. We suggest that in human proliferative glomerulopathies TNF may be implicated in the glomerular inflammation.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1994
          1994
          16 December 2008
          : 66
          : 3
          : 291-294
          Affiliations
          Departments of aPediatric Nephrology and bPediatric Nephropathology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine; cDepartment of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
          Article
          187825 Nephron 1994;66:291–294
          10.1159/000187825
          8190181
          © 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Categories
          Original Paper

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Tumor necrosis factor, Glomerulonephritis, Childhood

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