[IgA nephropathy in Chinese and Australian patients: a comparison between clinical and pathological features].
L Li, K Tao, K Nicholls, P Kincaid-Smith
National Medical Journal of China | Published : 1991
The clinical and pathological data were compared between 88 Chinese and 88 Australian patients with IgA nephropathy, whose age, sex and course of disease identified by renal biopsy were matched. Statistical differences showed: More Chinese patients had edema and loin pain, while more Australian patients had hypertension, glomerular sclerosis and arterial and/or arteriolar abnormalities; impairment of renal function correlated with crescent body formation and loin pain with severe hematuria were only found in Chinese patients, While correlations between severe hematuria and histological changes, hypertension and glomerular sclerosis, impaired renal function and glomerular sclerosis were only ..View full abstract