The value of electron microscopy in the diagnosis of renal disease

  • Jakub Żurawski Department of Biology and Environmental Protection, Division of Immunobiochemistry Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
  • Aldona Woźniak Department of Clinical Pathology, University of Medical Sciences Poznan, Poland
  • Wiesława Salwa-Żurawska Department of Clinical Pathology, University of Medical Sciences Poznan, Poland
Keywords: renal biopsy, kidney, electron microscopy

Abstract

In the literature of recent years there are few publications on the importance of research in electron-microscopic pathomorphological diagnosis of kidney disease. The most important, which is diagnosed only on the basis of these studies are: minimal change disease, assessment of mesangial cell proliferation as well as the differentiation of the types of membranoproliferative  glomerulonephritis, fibrillary glomerulonephritis, lupus nephritis, thin basement membrane disease, Alport syndrome, hemolytic-uremic syndrome. This report presents the most characteristic features of the ultrastructure allowing for diagnosis of these diseases.