Which histologic findings are characteristic of adenovirus-related nephritis?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Viral intranuclear and intracytoplasmic inclusions with positive immunohistochemical staining specific for adenovirus are noted within infected cells. Tubular epithelium is typically involved until late; extension may occur thereafter to the Bowman capsule and the glomerulus.


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