Interstitial foam cells are occasionally seen in patients with the nephrotic syndrome. In a group of patients with the nephrotic syndrome we were able to demonstrate that these cells express markers characteristic of the monocyte/macrophage lineage. Their presence was related to the previous duration of proteinuria, but they had no apparent influence on the subsequent evolution of renal function. The mechanisms leading to their presence are unknown.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association. European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association. Congress|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1985|