Glomerular lipidosis in a Syrian hamster of the APA strain

Lab Anim. 1990 Jan;24(1):48-52. doi: 10.1258/002367790780890383.


Spontaneous glomerular lipidosis was found in a 12-week-old male Syrian hamster of the APA strain. Lipids in the glomeruli were observed as droplets in a prominently expanded mesangial area and as emboli in a dilated capillary lumen. Lipid deposition was also, but less often, detected in tubular epithelial cells and interstitial cells around the lipid-laden glomeruli. This case of glomerular lipidosis was considered to be closely related to hyperglycaemia and hyperlipidaemia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cricetinae*
  • Kidney Diseases / pathology
  • Kidney Diseases / veterinary*
  • Kidney Glomerulus / pathology
  • Kidney Glomerulus / ultrastructure
  • Lipidoses / pathology
  • Lipidoses / veterinary*
  • Male
  • Mesocricetus*
  • Organ Specificity