electron microscopy

Mesangial Deposits
June 17, 2020

Electron microscopy of a biopsy specimen in a patient with IgA nephropathy. Electron dense deposits can be identified in the mesangium (black arrows), which on immunofluorescence would have predominant or co-dominant IgA staining. Note that although mesangial IgA deposits are classic in IgA nephropathy and IgA vasculitis (former Henoch-Schonlein purpura…

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Dense deposit disease
June 5, 2020

Dense deposit disease on electron microscopy in a patient with C3 glomerulopathy. This lesion results from intramembranous transformation of the glomerular basement membrane by sausage-like, “osmiophilic” dense material. Images courtesy of Patrick Walker, MD.

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Tubuloreticular inclusions in SLE nephritis
November 11, 2019

Tubuloreticular inclusions in a patient with diffuse proliferative SLE nephritis (SLE class IV). These subcellular structures (dark circular clusters) on transmission electron microscopy are localized to the cytoplasm of endothelial cells, and thought to be formed in high interferon states. These are classic for SLE nephritis, but can be seen…

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