Howard Trachtman, Author at Neurology Advisor

Howard Trachtman

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Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a relatively common problem in pediatrics. The exact incidence is unknown because of its variable clinical presentation and because children with the problem are evaluated by a…

Membranoproliferative GN

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has membranoproliferative GN? What are the typical findings for this disease? Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is as hard to understand as it is to pronunce. It is a rare entity which is characterized by a unique histopathological feature – splitting of the glomerular basement…

Membranous glomerulopathy

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has membranous glomerulopathy? What are the typical findings for this disease? Membranous nephropathy can occur as a primary or idiopathic disease (IMN) or secondary to a variety of conditions. In children, the most common causes of secondary MN are SLE, medications, and infections…

Acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis (PSAGN) is a common cause of acute glomerulonephritis in children. It is a self-limited disease typically characterized by gross hematuria with red blood cell casts, hypertension, edema and…

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