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Clinic of Glomerulonephritis Clinical-morphological correlation for a decision-making grid for practical action

Negotiations of the German Society for Internal Medicine pp 139-152 | Cite as

Part of the negotiations of the German Society for Internal Medicine book series (VDGINNERE, volume 86)


The history of glomerulonephritis is characterized by constant attempts to delimit, define and classify the clinical picture and to find a classification that does justice to the various clinical manifestations as well as the morphological diversity. The attempt to achieve such a coincidence has so far failed, and we must be satisfied today with accepting different levels of description which can only partially be brought into congruence: the pathogenetic, the morphological and the clinical. As a rule, we lack knowledge of the etiology or the antigen in the individual case.

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  1. 1.Med. Clinic I, Städt. Cologne-Merheim Hospital, Germany