Standardized Classification and Reporting of Glomerulonephritis

Sanjeev Sethi; Fernando C. Fervenza


Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2019;34(2):193-199. 

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Is There any ATN?

The Answer Lies in the Identification of Other Pathologic Processes

The secondary diagnosis may be related to the primary diagnosis or may be an unrelated diagnosis. Thus the secondary diagnosis includes glomerular lesions such as diabetes or ischemic changes; interstitial lesions such as acute tubular necrosis or interstitial nephritis and vascular lesions such as arteritis, hypertensive nephrosclerosis or atheroembolic disease. Secondary diagnosis may be extremely important and sometimes may be the reason for the kidney biopsy, such as severe acute tubular necrosis or interstitial nephritis or thrombotic microangiopathy.