Kidney nontumor
Primary glomerular diseases
Focal proliferative and necrotizing glomerulonephritis

Author: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 September 2017, last major update July 2012

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Cite this page: Sangle, N. Focal proliferative and necrotizing glomerulonephritis. website. Accessed October 23rd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Only parts of some glomeruli affected; proliferative, not sclerotic; also necrosis and fibrin deposition
  • Hematuria varies from microscopic to gross, occasionally with nephrotic syndrome
  • Seen early in systemic diseases (SLE, Henoch-Schönlein purpura, Goodpasture syndrome, endocarditis, Wegener granulomatosis)
  • May be part of IgA nephropathy or idiopathic
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Various images

IgA nephropathy with focal proliferative glomerulonephritis and a small crescent

Focal segmental
in a patient with SLE

Focal necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis