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The value of histochemical analysis in the diagnosis of medical renal diseases has long been known, and its use continues currently. Depending on the particular disorder in question, a variety of “special” stains may be applied to renal biopsies. These include the periodic acid-Schiff, Masson trichrome, Jones, von Kossa, Verhoeff-van Gieson, Congo Red, and toluidine blue methods, among others. This review considers the application of such techniques in the assessment of vascular, glomerular, and tubulointerstitial lesions of the kidney.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-369
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in Diagnostic Pathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018


  • Glomerulopathies
  • Histochemistry
  • Medical renal diseases
  • Tubulointerstitial nephropathies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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