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deciduous tree in winter appearance

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deciduous tree in winter

IMMUNOLOGY, NEPHROLOGY, PATHOLOGY 

Deciduous tree in winter appearance is a descriptive term for the clumped granular deposits of IgA seen by immunofluorescence microscopy in the glomerular mesangium in IgA nephropathy, which have been fancifully likened to th branches of a deciduous tree in winter after its leaves have fallen off. IgA deposition may be 

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immunofluorescence of mesangial IgA deposits in IgA nephropathy simulating a deciduous tree in winter

followed by IgG and IgM deposition. Vasculocentric deposits also appear in the dermis, confirming the immune complex origin of this condition. 

Reference Diagnostic Immunopathology: Laboratory Practice & Clinical Application, Zola H, et al, 1995

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