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On April 25, 2003, a 62-year-old Japanese man had been admitted to a hospital because of heavy proteinuria and elevated serum creatinine level, and purpura on the lower extremities. On May 15, 2003, he was referred to our hospital for evaluation and treatment. Serum immunoglobulin and complements...
In clinical nephrology, the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) has been recognized as the golden standard to assess renal function. However, a normal GFR does not necessarily mean normal filtration capability of the kidneys, because impaired filtration capability can be compensated for by elevating...