Table 4

Comparison of beta dystroglycan immunostaining with other studies
Authors β dystroglycan staining MCD FSGS IgAN MGN
Regale et al (2000) [5]Adults and pediatrics Total cases 12 8 Nil Nil
Cases with +/- score 5 Nil N.A N.A
No of case with 1+ glomerular score 7 1 N.A N.A
Cases with 2+/3+ score Nil 4 and 3 N.A N.A
Giannico et al (2009)[9]Adults Total cases 10 32 N.A N.A
Cases with absent staining Nil Nil N.A N.A
Present studyAdults Total cases 22 21 20 25
Cases with 1+ score 3 Nil Nil Nil
Cases with 2+ and 3+ score in the glomeruli 2 and 17 1 and 20 3 and 17 6 and 19

Note: MCD-Minimal change disease, FSGS-focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, IgA N-IgA nephropathy, MGN-Membranous glomerulonephritis.

N.A- not available.

Shankar et al.

Shankar et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2014 9:40   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-9-40

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