Glomerular diseases


Glomerular diseases

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 100%

This should be easy 4 marks to score from knowing characteristic pathogenetic & microscopic features.

Question Pattern

This is a dense Chapter, easy to remember, Conceptual.

Remember to read

  • Pathogenesis of important Glomerular diseases
  • Characteristic pathological findings
  • Different types of deposition

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • FSGS – Variants & Prognosis
  • Most common manifestation of Alport syndrome
  • Minimal change disease – Overview
  • Type 1 RPGN – image
  • Kimmelstiel-Wilson disease – Image
  • Lupus nephritis – Image
  • Histologic picture seen in RPGN
  • Glomerular Pathology in Renal conditions
  • Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis – Overview
  • Types of RPGN
  • MC factors in Glomerular diseases
  • Nephrotic and nephritic syndromes
  • Deposits in Glomerular diseases
  • In Glomerular disease, “crescents” are made up of
  • Effacement of podocyte foot processes is seen in
  • MC cause of primary nephritic syndrome

Suggested Revision

  • Classification of FSGS
  • IgA nephropathy
  • Nephrotic syndrome – Overview
  • Complement system in Renal Diseases
  • Microalbuminuria
  • Alport syndrome
  • Inherited causes of nephrotic syndrome
  • Dense-deposit disease
  • Goodpasture syndrome

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