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      Reticulo-Endothelial Function in Glomerulonephritis

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          IgG- and C3b-coated erythrocytes were used to investigate splenic Fc-receptor function and hepatic C3b-receptor function by measurements of their blood clearance. Most patients with glomerular disease including those who were HLA, Al, B8, DR3 had normal Fc-receptor function. Occasional individuals with persistent glomerulonephritis had delayed clearance unrelated to disease activity. In rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, the phenomenon of ‘reticulo-endothelial blockade’ was confirmed. C3b-receptor function was normal in most patients with persistent glomerulonephritis. A defect in splenic Fc-receptor function hepatic C3b-receptor function is unlikely to underlie persistent glomerulonephritis.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1984
          1984
          04 December 2008
          : 37
          : 1
          : 54-59
          Affiliations
          aDepartments of Renal Medicine and Haematology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, and bBlood Transfusion Service, Manchester, UK
          Article
          183208 Nephron 1984;37:54–59
          10.1159/000183208
          6232467
          © 1984 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Glomerulonephritis, Reticulo-endothelial function

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