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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 997-1000
Spectrum of glomerulonephritis in adult Jordanians at Jordan university hospital

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

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Ayman M Wahbeh
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Jordan, P.O. Box 1374, Amman 11941
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We retrospectively reviewed the records and histopathological findings of 64 ade­quate native kidney biopsies performed at the Jordan University Hospital from January 2002 through December 2006. The nephrotic syndrome (NS) was the main reason for biopsy in 51.6% of the cases and deterioration of kidney function in 31%. Primary glomerulonephritis (GN) was diagnosed in 59.4% of the biopsies, and focal segmental glomeulosclerosis (FSGS) was the most common pathology detected (17.2%). Systemic lupus erythematosis was found in 17 patients (26.6%), and it was the commonest secondary GN pathology.

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