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This, the fourth English edition of Advances in Nephrology, continues an excellent series, which links the investitions and concepts of nephrologists who publish in French and those who publish in English.
The first half, an exposition of complement in glomerulonephritis, is a fine summary of current knowledge. The classical and alternate pathways of complement activation are reviewed extensively, as is their relation to tissue injury in general and to the inflammatory process in glomerulonephritis. The properdin system is reviewed by Fearon and his colleagues (Boston); deposition of complement components in the kidney by Michael (Minneapolis), Berger (Paris), and Habib (Paris);
Advances in Nephrology from the Necker Hospital.. Ann Intern Med. ;82:731. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-5-731_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(5):731.
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