Table 1

Clinic characteristics of the three groups of patients
Group A (n= 40) Group B (n= 34) Group C (n= 20)
Sex (male/female) 20/20 17/17 12/8
Age (years) 45.50 ± 14.82 46.79 ± 13.62 24.95 ± 14.10
Time to biopsy (days) 113.90 ± 105.46 55.03 ± 63.67 59.85 ± 78.60
Steroid treatment (%) 100 0 65
MAP (mmHg) 94.45 ± 10.00 92.78 ± 10.81 88.42 ± 10.23
Hematuria (%) 0 0 5
Proteinuria (g/24 h) 5.80 ± 3.15 4.21 ± 2.37 3.72 ± 3.47
SCr(umol/L) 74.89 ± 26.42 59.34 ± 13.03 77.01 ± 37.94
BUN(mmol/L) 5.27 ± 1.59 3.89 ± 1.06 5.37 ± 1.88

Group A: patients treated with corticosteroid before biopsy.

Group B: patients treated without corticosteroid before biopsy.

Group C: patients with mild mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis.

Zhang et al.

Zhang et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2012 7:109   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-109

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