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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-148

Idiopathic nodular glomerulosclerosis: Report of two cases and review of literature


Department of Nephrology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
S Raju
Department of Nephrology, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad - 500 082, Telangana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.164233

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Nodular glomerulosclerosis, a pathological finding characterized by areas of marked mesangial expansion with accentuated glomerular nodularity can be seen in a number of conditions including diabetic nephropathy, amyloidosis, light chain deposition disease, fibrillary and immunotactoid glomerulopathy, collagen type III disease, nodular membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and Takayasu's arteritis. Idiopathic nodular glomerulosclerosis is a diagnosis of exclusion and is reported in patients with hypertension, smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome, etc. We report two cases of idiopathic nodular glomerulosclerosis, one in obese hypertensive male and the other in nonhypertensive, nonobese female patient.






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