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Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis (Type 1)

Type 1 (antiglomerular basement membrane antibody) disease is characterized by smooth, linear staining of glomerular basement membranes with antibody to IgG. The left glomerulus demonstrates crescent formation (immunofluorescence with anti-IgG, × 200).

Image provided by Agnes Fogo, MD and the American Journal of Kidney Disease’s Atlas of Renal Pathology (see