Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written for the health care professional.

Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis (Epithelial Crescents)


Epithelial crescents are especially common when biopsy occurs late, after a failed response to treatment. The crescent has ruptured Bowman capsule (Jones silver stain, × 200).

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