Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

RENAL DATA FROM THE ARAB WORLD
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 997--1000

Spectrum of glomerulonephritis in adult Jordanians at Jordan university hospital


Ayman M Wahbeh, Mohammad H Ewais, Mohamed E Elsharif 
 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Correspondence Address:
Ayman M Wahbeh
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Jordan, P.O. Box 1374, Amman 11941
Jordan

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.


How to cite this article:
Wahbeh AM, Ewais MH, Elsharif ME. Spectrum of glomerulonephritis in adult Jordanians at Jordan university hospital.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2008;19:997-1000


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Wahbeh AM, Ewais MH, Elsharif ME. Spectrum of glomerulonephritis in adult Jordanians at Jordan university hospital. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Jan 21 ];19:997-1000
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