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mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis


Definition: glomerulonephritis characterized clinically by nephrotic syndrome and histologically by diffuse glomerular increases in endocapillary and mesangial cells and in mesangial matrix; in some cases, there are mesangial deposits of IgM and complement.

Synonym(s): diffuse mesangial proliferation, IgM nephropathy

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