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      Renal Dysfunction Worsened by Superimposition of IgA Glomerulonephritis in a Patient with Overt Diabetic Nephropathy

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          The combination of glomerulonephritis and diabetes nephropathy has been reported to occur in 1.8–22% of biopsy-proven diabetic nephropathy cases [1–6]. In these reports, however, the onset of glomerulonephritis during the course of diabetic nephropathy was not described in detail, and how the superimposition of glomerulonephritis affected renal function, particularly at the advanced stage of diabetic nephropathy. We recently encountered a patient, in whom the onset of IgA glomerulonephritis was detected clinically during the advanced stage of overt diabetic nephropathy. In this case, the onset of glomerulonephritis significantly increased the progressive deterioration of renal function.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1998
          February 1998
          26 January 1998
          : 78
          : 2
          : 232-234
          Affiliations
          aSecond Department of Internal Medicine, and b Department of Pathology, Osaka City University Medical School, Osaka, Japan
          Article
          44922 Nephron 1998;78:232–234
          10.1159/000044922
          9496749
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 1, References: 10, Pages: 3
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          Categories
          Letter to the Editor

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

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