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Yong Soo Kim 2 Articles
Comparison of Detecting Methods of BK Virus Infection in Patients with Renal Allograft Recipients.
Sung Hak Lee, Youn Jun Park, Chul Woo Yang, Yong Soo Kim, In Sung Moon, Chang Suk Kang, Yeong Jin Choi
Korean J Pathol. 2010;44(6):636-641.
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BK virus nephropathy (BKVN) is an emerging problem as a consequence of the use of potent immunosuppressive agents. Because optimal detection methods for the diagnosis of BKVN are required clinically, we compared the results of renal allograft biopsy, urine cytology, and urine and blood viral loads.
Four hundred sixty two case notes from 2004 to 2009 at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital were reviewed. During that period, 286 cases of urine cytology for decoy cells, 938 cases of urine BKV reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and 1,029 cases of blood BKV RT-PCR were performed. All diagnostic methods were performed in 85 cases.
A histological diagnosis of BKVN was made in 2.4% of cases (11/462). Urine cytology for decoy cells was positive in 26.2% (75/286). BKV RT-PCR revealed viruria in positivity of 22.1% (207/938) and viremia in 5.2% (54/1,029). In cases of BKVN, the sensitivities of urine and blood BKV RT-PCR were all 100% and the specificities were 69% and 94.5%, respectively. In cases with positive urine decoy cells, the sensitivities of urine and blood BKV RT-PCR were 50% and 27.7%, with specificities of 77.7% and 100%, respectively.
BKV screening by RT-PCR assays may be a clinically useful noninvasive test to identify renal recipients with concurrent BKVN.


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Combined IgA Nephropathy and Membranous Glomerulonephritis : A Report of Six Cases.
Ji Han Jung, Yeong Jin Choi, Yong Soo Kim, Yoon Sik Chang, Byung Kee Bang, Sang In Shim, Chang Suk Kang
Korean J Pathol. 2005;39(4):278-283.
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IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) are common in adults. However, it is unlikely that these two distinct glomerulonephrites coexist in a renal biopsy. Here, we report clinical and pathological data of six patients with concomitant existence of IgAN and MGN in renal biopsy specimens from 1990 to 2004. Five patients were male and one was female, and their ages ranged from 29 to 71 years. Four patients had microscopic hematuria, five had nephrotic range proteinuria, three had hepatitis B virus infections, three had rheumatoid factors, one had antinuclear antibodies. Two cases were developed after kidney transplant. Immunofluorescence microscopy showed characteristic findings of mesangial IgA deposits and granular IgG deposits on the capillary walls. These were confirmed by electron microscopic findings of immune-type electron-dense deposits in the mesangium and subepithelial capillary basement membranes. The pathogenesis and prognosis of the patients are discussed in this report.

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