Glomerular mesangial fibrillary deposits in a patient with diabetes mellitus


Gonul P. I. , Gough J., Jim K., Benediktsson H.

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.38, pp.767-772, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-006-9034-4
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.767-772

Abstract

Various systemic or primary glomerular diseases can result in deposition of fibrillary material in the glomerular tuft and may cause an important diagnostic challenge for the pathologists. Biopsy findings of a patient with type 2 diabetes is presented here in which striking fibrillary structures were identified in the mesangium by ultrastructural examination. The distinction between diabetic fibrillosis and fibrillary glomerulonephritis accompanying diabetic nephropathy is discussed in the setting of a literature review.