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    Hereditary Nephritis

    Glomerular basement membranes show irregular thinning and thickening with a lamellated basket-weave appearance under transmission electron microscopy. The changes are caused by injury and remodeling (×6000).

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

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