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.
- Medical renal diseases
- Tubulointerstitial nephropathies
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine