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Table 2 Failure by Prebiopsy Diagnosis

From: Diagnostic yield of renal biopsies: a retrospective single center review

Diagnoses Failure
Diagnosis N % N %
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 66 34% 8 12%
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis 59 30% 9 15%
IgA Nephropathy 32 16% 2 6%
Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome 17 9% 2 13%
Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis 16 8% 2 13%
Henoch Schoenlein Pupura Nephritis 12 6% 2 17%
Membranous Nephropathy 11 6% 2 18%
Acute Interstitial Nephritis 10 5% 2 20%
Hereditary nephritis (Alport/FTBMN) 10 5% 0 0%
Glomerulonephritis 7 4% 1 24%
Post Infectious Glomerulonephritis 7 4% 1 14%
Wegener granulomatosis 3 2% 1 33%
Miscellaneous 11 6% 1 9%
  1. Abbreviation: FTMBN: familial thin basement membrane nephropathy
  2. the number of pre-biopsy diagnoses exceeds the number of biopsies performed because each potential diagnosis that was considered as a clinical possibility before the procedure is listed in the Table.