Which pathologic findings are characteristic of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis?

Updated: Dec 16, 2020
  • Author: Duvuru Geetha, MD, MRCP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Pathologic findings of changes in gross appearance findings are as follows:

  • The kidneys are symmetrically enlarged to approximately 25-50% of normal.

  • They are pale in appearance, and the cut surfaces bulge because of interstitial edema.

  • The glomeruli may stand out as reddish or gray translucent dots.

  • The cut surfaces may have tiny red speckles caused by red blood cells in the lumen of the Bowman space and tubules.


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