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    Lupus Nephritis—Diffuse Proliferative (Class IV)

    Diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis is characterized by endocapillary proliferation caused by immune complex deposits involving > 50% of glomeruli in a biopsy specimen.

    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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