Table 2.

Light microscopic and electron microscopic findings in the kidney biopsies of Staphylococcusinfection-associated glomerulonephritisa

PatientGlomeruliTubulointerstitiumVasculatureElectron Microscopic Findings
# of GlomeruliSclerotic GlomeruliMesangial HypercellularityIntracapillary HypercellularityCrescentsOtherInflammationATNFibrosisTubular AtrophyArteriolar HyalinosisIntimal ThickeningMesangial DepositsGlomerular Capillary DepositsLarge Subendothelial DepositsOther
12431+003 + DGS0.5+1+3+3+3+2+1+1+0GBM thickening
21811.5+0.5 + S01+2+2+2+2+2+1+00
31520.5001+1+2+2+1+1+1+00
429121+003 + DGS2+1+3+3+1+1+1+1+0GBM thickening
5833+3+0Hyalin thrombi1+1+1+1+3+N/A3+3+3+ (no substructure)
61803+3+0Rare hyalin thrombi1+1+1+1+1+2+2+0.50
71620.5+1 + S0Rare hyalin thrombi1.5+2+2+2+2+03+0.50
81612+1 + S02+2+1+1+2+N/A1+0.5+0
  • a Lesions are graded from 0 to 3+ (0: absent; 1+: mild, 2+: moderate, 3+: prominent). DGS, diabetic glomerulosclerosis; S, segmental; ATN, acute tubular necrosis; GBM, glomerular basement membrane; N/A, not applicable.