Nephrotic syndrome associated with amyloid-like glomerular deposits

Nephron. 1977;18(5):301-8. doi: 10.1159/000180846.


An Arab patient with a typical nephrotic syndrome associated with the deposition of an amyloid-like material in the glomeruli is described. The deposits consisted of an electron-dense finely granular material which contained immunoglobulins and complement and fibrillar structures which resembled those of amyloid but did not stain with the typical amyloid stains.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amyloidosis / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Glomerulus / pathology
  • Kidney Glomerulus / physiopathology*
  • Kidney Glomerulus / ultrastructure
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Middle Aged
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / complications*
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / pathology
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / physiopathology