30 relations: Alternative complement pathway, Bruch's membrane, Central serous retinopathy, Chromosome 1, Chronic kidney disease, Classical complement pathway, Coeliac disease, Complement component 3, Complement system, Differential diagnosis, Drusen, Glomerular basement membrane, Glomerulonephritis, Hepatitis C, Immune complex, Immunofluorescence, Kidney, Membranous glomerulonephritis, Mesangium, Nephrotic syndrome, Periodic acid–Schiff stain, Renal biopsy, Retinal pigment epithelium, Rheumatoid arthritis, Scleroderma, Sjögren syndrome, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Thrombotic microangiopathy, Tram track (medicine), Transplant glomerulopathy.
The alternative pathway of the complement system is an innate component of the immune system's natural defense against infections.
Bruch's membrane is the innermost layer of the choroid.
Central serous retinopathy (CSR), also known as central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC or CSCR), is an eye disease which causes visual impairment, often temporary, usually in one eye.
Chromosome 1 is the designation for the largest human chromosome.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a type of kidney disease in which there is gradual loss of kidney function over a period of months or years.
The classical complement pathway is one of three pathways which activate the complement system, which is part of the immune system.
Coeliac disease, also spelled celiac disease, is a long-term autoimmune disorder that primarily affects the small intestine.
Complement component 3, often simply called C3, is a protein of the immune system.
The complement system is a part of the immune system that enhances (complements) the ability of antibodies and phagocytic cells to clear microbes and damaged cells from an organism, promotes inflammation, and attacks the pathogen's cell membrane.
In medicine, a differential diagnosis is the distinguishing of a particular disease or condition from others that present similar clinical features.
Drusen, from the German word for node or geode (singular, "Druse"), are tiny yellow or white accumulations of extracellular material that build up between Bruch's membrane and the retinal pigment epithelium of the eye.
The glomerular basement membrane (GBM) of the kidney is the basal lamina layer of the glomerulus.
Glomerulonephritis (GN), also known as glomerular nephritis, is a term used to refer to several kidney diseases (usually affecting both kidneys).
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that primarily affects the liver.
An immune complex, sometimes called an antigen-antibody complex, is a molecule formed from the integral binding of an antibody to a soluble antigen.
Immunofluorescence is a technique used for light microscopy with a fluorescence microscope and is used primarily on microbiological samples.
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs present in left and right sides of the body in vertebrates.
Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) is a slowly progressive disease of the kidney affecting mostly people between ages of 30 and 50 years, usually Caucasian.
In the glomerulus of the kidney, the mesangium is a structure associated with the capillaries.
Nephrotic syndrome is a collection of symptoms due to kidney damage.
Periodic acid–Schiff (PAS) is a staining method used to detect polysaccharides such as glycogen, and mucosubstances such as glycoproteins, glycolipids and mucins in tissues.
Renal biopsy (also kidney biopsy) is a medical procedure in which a small piece of kidney is removed from the body for examination, usually under a microscope.
The pigmented layer of retina or retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is the pigmented cell layer just outside the neurosensory retina that nourishes retinal visual cells, and is firmly attached to the underlying choroid and overlying retinal visual cells.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints.
Scleroderma is a group of autoimmune diseases that may result in changes to the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs.
Sjögren syndrome (SjS, SS) is a long-term autoimmune disease in which the moisture-producing glands of the body are affected.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), also known simply as lupus, is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in many parts of the body.
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a pathology that results in thrombosis in capillaries and arterioles, due to an endothelial injury.
Tram tracks or tram-track signs are medical signs that bear some resemblance to tramway tracks.
Transplant glomerulopathy, abbreviated TG, is a disease of the glomeruli in transplanted kidneys.
Dense deposit disease, MPGN, Membrainoprolorfirative, Membranoproliferative, Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis, Membranoproliferative glomerulonephropathy, Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis.