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Articles by K Kitazawa
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  K Matsumoto , H Honda , T Shibata , D Sanada , Y Wada , E Ashikaga , A Kuroki , K Kitazawa and T. Akizawa

An elderly woman presented with haematuria and proteinuria accompanied by elevated serum myeloperoxidase (MPO)-specific anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (MPO-ANCA). A renal biopsy revealed mild mesangial proliferation with fibrocellular crescent formation and a membranous glomerular lesion. Immunofluorescence microscopy using FITC-labelled rabbit anti-human MPO antibodies revealed granular MPO deposition along the glomerular capillary walls (GCW) with a staining profile similar to that of glomerular IgG deposition. The one-year follow-up renal biopsy revealed minimal IgG and undetectable MPO deposition. Both MPO and MPO-ANCA might have been responsible for the IgG immune depositions along the GCW in this patient.

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