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Reading ability The patient is asked to read a passage aloud buy 50mg silagra free shipping erectile dysfunction treatment hypnosis. Diagnostic implications of aphasia Aphasia is rarely difficult to distinguish from schizophrenic thought disorder silagra 100 mg without a prescription erectile dysfunction ultrasound protocol. Aphasia, by definition, a symptom of organic disorder, is commonly found with vascular and space occupying lesions. They are included here for the sake of completeness and because of they illustrate the difficulties of the functional/organic distinction. Amelodia (aprosodia) Amelodia is characterised by flat, monotonous verbal output, decreased facial movement, and reduced use of gesture (Benson, 1992). It can be tested by having the patient hum a familiar tune such as Happy Birthday, a nursery rhyme, or the national anthem. It has been described as the result of pathology of the right frontal opercular area. Depressive disorder and schizophrenia manifest similar symptoms. Verbal dysdecorum Verbal dysdecorum is not, in fact, a problem of the symbolic use of language, but a loss of control of the contents of verbal output. Verbal dysdecorum is associated with pathology of the right frontal lobe. Hypomania has similar symptoms and would need to be considered. Skilled movement (and apraxia) Apraxia is a disorder of learned skilled movements, which is not due to elementary sensory or motor dysfunction. However, there is much confusion, and a simplified approach is offered. On this basis, only ideational apraxia will be discussed in this chapter. Kinetic limb apraxia refers to clumsiness and Pryse- Phillips (2003) described this as “an entity of doubtful validity”, and accordingly, it will not be described. Dressing and constructional apraxia are not apraxias in the strict sense of a loss of previously learned behaviour, but are instead, are symptoms of Pridmore S. However, they will be discussed here, in accordance with tradition. Ideomotor apraxia Ideomotor apraxia is the inability to perform common actions. Such actions may be performed automatically, as with shaking hands on meeting friends. Thus, the inability may only be revealed if the patient is asked to demonstrate actions or to imitate the actions of the examiner. In the testing situation the patient may be asked to “wave good-bye”, “blow a kiss” or “show how to use a toothbrush”. Ideomotor apraxia may result from disconnection of the language area from the motor area – the idea cannot be sent to the appropriate area – and is a feature of parietal lobe damage. Dressing apraxia Dressing apraxia is difficulty in orienting articles of clothing with reference to the body. The obvious test is to ask the patient to put on an article of clothing. This task is made more difficult by the examiner by turning one sleeve inside out. It is seen in dementia and right parietal lobe lesions, and is common in confusional states. Constructional apraxia Unsurprisingly, constructional apraxia denotes difficulties with “constructions”. In the testing situation the patient is asked to copy a drawing on paper or an arrangement of blocks, or other physical objects. An example: the interlocking tetrahedrons of the MMSE. A more difficult task is to ask the patient to copy the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure. It probably entails limb praxis, visual-spatial, and visuoconstructional skills, and poor performance is highly correlated with parietal lobe pathology. The doctor sits facing the patient and demonstrates each of 4 IFT positions, maintaining each until the patient appears to have made her best attempt at duplication. The Interlocking Finger Test positions (Adapted from Moo et al, 2003) Recognition of stimuli (and agnosia) Gnosis (Gr. Agnosia refers to the loss of the ability to know or recognize the meaning of stimuli, even though they have been perceived (Rosen, 1991; Campbell, 2005). Visual object agnosia Visual object agnosia is the inability to recognise a familiar object which can be seen. In the test situation the patient is asked to identify objects which make no noise, such as a pen, a coin or a dressing. It is most frequently the result of bilateral lesions of the mesial cortex of occipital and temporal lobes. Tactile agnosia Tactile agnosia is the inability to recognise objects by touch. In the test situation the patient is asked to identify by touch, items such as a key, a coin, or a pen. It results from unilateral or bilateral lesions of the postcentral gyrus. Auditory agnosia Auditory agnosia is the inability to recognise non-verbal acoustic stimuli. In the test situation the patient may be asked to identify the sound of keys jangling, water running from a tap, or the clapping of hands. It is associated with unilateral or bilateral temporal lesions. Spatial agnosia Spatial agnosias include disorders of spatial perception and loss of topographical memory (Rosen, 1991). Some include spatial agnosia and constructional apraxia under “visuospatial function” (Ovsiew, 1992). In testing the patient may be asked to locate significant geographical locations on an unmarked map and orient him/herself in space using the available cues. Spatial agnosia is associated with bilateral cortical lesions. Corporal agnosia and anosognosia Corporal agnosia is the inability to recognise parts of the body (one form of which is finger agnosia) or that a part of the body is affected by disease (anosognosia). Agnosia limited to finger identification may be found in left parietal lesions (in right handed people), while anosognosia is associated with right parietal lesions.

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Mental status examination usually reveals the lack or depressed order silagra canada erectile dysfunction 5x5, to not want to play with friends cheap 100mg silagra visa impotence type 1 diabetes, and who of a formal thought disorder, and the psychotic-like symp- demonstrates neurovegetative symptoms, such as a decrease toms are more akin to derealization or depersonalization, as is often observed in traumatized children. Furthermore, in appetite, sleep disturbance, and lethargy. Subsequently, there is often a qualitative difference in the way children the child starts to think he is a bad and evil person and with anxiety disorders and those with childhood-onset then hears a voice that tells him he is a bad boy and that schizophrenia relate. The former have better-developed rela- he should kill himself. The phenomenology in this instance tionship and prosocial skills compared with the socially iso- is quite different. However, it is not always this clear, and lated, awkward, and odd behaviors of a child with schizo- there is a high rate of misdiagnosis in both directions (72, phrenia. An identifiable traumatic event, abuse, or neglect 73). This is particu- Organic Psychoses larly so if the child has a positive family history of bipolar disorder, psychomotor retardation, rapid onset of symp- Neurologic Conditions toms, mood-congruent psychotic symptoms, or pharmaco- Seizure Disorder logically induced mania or hypomania. The characteristics Children with seizure disorders can experience hallucinations of the delusions and hallucinations are often mood con- as part of the seizure activity. Complex partial seizures, espe- gruent (expansiveness, grandiosity, and euphoria). There- cially those with a temporal focus, may be associated with fore, a child experiencing mania may have delusions of being interictal psychotic symptoms of delusions, hallucinations, 'superman' with special powers, of being able to fly and and unusual preoccupations. Conversely, the child may believe scribed a formal thought disorder in children with partial that he or she has special skills playing baseball, even though complex seizures (78,79), although their way of defining the child perhaps may have problems with gross motor skills thought disorder makes it intertwine closely with language and is clumsy and uncoordinated. However, they did emphasize that hear voices, the content of which are mood congruent, with these epileptic children usually do not display negative the altered state in mood (i. Hallucina- that the voice is saying that he or she is superior and can tions in children with epilepsy typically are brief. Caplan and co-workers also described rus–related syndromes, which can result in delirious states. They postulated that these chronic liver and kidney disease may cause delirious states symptoms may either reflect the underlying neuropathology associated with psychotic symptoms in children, manifested that produces the seizures or result from the 'kindling phe- by states of confusion, distortions in perceptions, and frank nomenon' as a secondary effect of the seizure activity. The best example of medication-induced psychosis is Deteriorative Neurologic Disorders that resulting from high doses of stimulants (the most com- Psychotic symptoms have been described in children who monly prescribed group of medications in this age group). Other disorders such as over-the-counter antihistamines and decongestants, include Wilson disease, lipid storage disorders, and Hun- can induce similar symptoms. These are usually differentiated from child- tions that can have a similar result are steroids, which can hood-onset schizophrenia by the presence of neurologic cause not only a disturbance in mood (depression and manic findings on physical examination of the child, further cor- symptoms), but also delirium. Children prescribed anticho- roborated by abnormal findings on laboratory testing. Chil- linergic drugs are also vulnerable to developing delirium, dren suffering from such neurologic deterioration often presenting with psychotic symptoms. Most children who develop These conditions include brain tumors, congenital malfor- drug-induced psychosis recover once the drugs are out of mations, and head trauma. The psychotic symptoms sometimes experienced by pa- tients after anesthesia should be included in the category of Metabolic and Hormonal Disturbances toxic psychoses. Although usually short-lived, this phenom- Various metabolic and hormonal conditions can be responsi- enon is reported by patients to be a very frightening experi- ble for psychotic symptoms in children. Support, reassurance, and ensuring safety at the time may include disorders of the adrenal, thyroid, or parathyroid are usually sufficient in the management of patients after glands. Exogenous metabolic disturbances leading to psy- anesthesia. MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT Toxic Psychoses Assessment Toxic psychosis or delirium usually occurs secondary to bacte- rial or viral infections, high fevers, and exogenous toxins Effective treatment requires knowledge of the psychotic dis- including medications, illicit drugs, alcohol, and poison- orders, diagnostic criteria, symptoms, and longitudinal ings. Auditory hallucinations can also also addressing any comorbid disorders or biopsychosocial occur, but their content is qualitatively different from those stressors. The physician must prioritize symptoms and diag- experienced in childhood schizophrenia or mood disorders. Children and adolescents often question about delusions and hallucinations and whether describe the experience as 'losing their mind'—a frighten- the child endorses the psychotic symptoms only to please the ing concept, and they can become disoriented, unable to interviewer or to get attention. In addition, it is important to orient to person or place, or comprehend why they are be- determine whether the child acts on the basis of the delu- having in an unusual manner. They may also experience sional or hallucinatory perceptions—associated with an af- fluctuating levels of alertness. In children, infections (bacterial or viral) can cause en- The assessment of the child with psychotic symptoms cephalitis, meningitis, and human immunodeficiency vi- should include a careful, comprehensive, and thoughtful 620 Neuropsychopharmacology: The Fifth Generation of Progress evaluation. The assessment when the clinical picture is dominated by frank delusions should include a detailed evaluation of the symptom presen- and hallucinations and other positive symptoms such as a tation, course of illness, and phenomenology. A develop- formal thought disorder or strange and idiosyncratic behav- mental history of the child and a detailed family psychiatric iors. A positive family history, especially for an affec- to remit and dissipate. However, often there may still be tive disorder or schizophrenia because these disorders tend the presence of some psychotic symptoms, although they to run in families, often helps the clinician with the differen- are less disturbing to the child. In this phase, the child may tial diagnosis in the child. This will, in large part, determine tinue to subside, but the child continues to experience apa- the management and treatment of the child presenting with thy, lack of motivation, withdrawal, and restricted or flat psychosis. A thorough physical examination is essential, and affect. These may include imaging studies, an electroen- chronically impaired, despite what would be considered ad- cephalogram, toxicology screens, and renal and liver func- equate treatment. Usually, such impairment is characterized tion tests. Some children may require consultation with by persistent symptoms, which occur especially if the psy- other pediatric specialists. However, they can be helpful for intellectual assess- both the parents and the child. Interventions targeted at ment and to determine developmental delays, because these improving family functioning, problem solving, communi- deficits may influence the presentation or interpretation of cation skills, and relapse prevention have been shown to symptoms. Routine use of adaptive function measures is decrease relapse rates in adults (82). Children may benefit important for understanding actual function in social, daily from social skills training and may require specialized educa- living, and communication domains. These can be quite tional programs, academic adjustments, and support at helpful in planning and maintaining developmentally rele- school. Ongoing illness teaching and medication education, vant treatment goals.

Angiotensin II also directly inhibits renin BS Decrease K release by the juxtaglom erular apparatus order silagra now creatine causes erectile dysfunction. Increased intrarenal f angiotensin II also is responsible for the increased sensitivity of the tubuloglom erular feedback m echanism that occurs with decreased sodium chloride intake (see Fig generic 50mg silagra visa erectile dysfunction lotion. Angiotensin II receptors are located on both the lum inal and basolateral m em branes of the Angiotensin proxim al and distal nephron segm ents. The proxim al effect has Angiotensin been studied m ost extensively. Activation of angiotensin II-AT1 receptors leads to increased activities of the sodium-hydrogen G (Na+-H+) exchanger and the sodium-bicarbonate (Na+-HCO- ) 3 PLA _ _ + cotransporter. These increased activities lead to augmented volume _ H+ + HCO3 reabsorption. Higher angiotensin II concentrations can inhibit the Tubule cAM P Na+ Na+ tubular sodium reabsorption rate; however, the m ain physiologic lumen role of angiotensin II is to enhance the reabsorption rate. SYNERGISTIC RENAL ACTIONS OF ANGIOTENSIN II Proximal 55 SNGFR Enhancement of proximal reabsorption rate 50 Stimulation of apical amiloride-sensitive Na-H exchanger Stimulation of basolateral Na-HCO3 cotransporter Distal 45 Sustained changes in distal volume delivery and sodium delivery 40 Increased sensitivity of afferent arteriole to signals from macula densa cells 35 30 0 10 20 30 40 B End proximal fluid flow, nL/min Proximalreabsorption 60 SNGFR 55 FIGURE 1-25 A–C, Synergistic effects of angiotensin II on proxim al reabsorption 50 and tubuloglom erular feedback m echanism s. The actions of angiotensin II on proxim al nephron reabsorption and the ability Distal 45 of angiotensin II to enhance the sensitivity of the tubuloglom erular delivery feedback (TGF) m echanism prevent a com pensatory increase in 40 glom erular filtration rate caused by the reduced distal tubular flow. These actions allow elevated angiotensin II levels to exert a 35 sustained reduction in sodium delivery to the distal nephron segm ent. This effect is shown here by the shift of operating levels 30 to a lower proxim al fluid flow under the influence of elevated 0 10 20 30 40 angiotensin II. The effects of angiotensin II to enhance TGF C End proximal fluid flow, nL/min sensitivity allow the glom erular pressure (GP) and nephron filtra- tion rate to be m aintained at a reduced distal volum e delivery rate that would occur as a consequence of the angiotensin II effects on reabsorption. Angiotensin II also is a very powerful regulator of aldosterone release by the adrenal M itochondria ATP gland. The increased aldosterone levels synergize with the direct 3Na+ Na+ effects of angiotensin II to enhance distal tubule sodium reabsorp- Proteins 2 K+ tion. Aldosterone increases sodium reabsorption and potassium ADP secretion in the distal segm ents of the nephron by binding to the mRNA cytoplasm ic m ineralocorticoid receptor (M R). O n binding, the receptor com plex m igrates to the nucleus where it induces transcription of a variety of m essenger RNAs (mRNAs). The K+ mRNAs encode for proteins that stimulate sodium reabsorption Aldosterone by increasing sodium -potassium ATPase (N a+-K+ ATPase) protein Nucleus M R _ and activity at basolateral m em branes, increasing m itochondrial Spironolactone ATP form ation, and increasing the sodium and potassium channels at the lum inal m em brane. Growing evidence also exists for A nongenomic actions of aldosterone to activate sodium entry pathways such as the am iloride-sensitive sodium channel. The direct action of aldosterone 10 Aldosterone blockade can be blocked by drugs such as spironolactone that bind directly to the m ineralocorticoid receptor. Aldosterone increases sodium reabsorption and potassium secretion M itochondria in the distal segm ents of the nephron by binding to the cytoplasm ic ATP m ineralocorticoid receptor (M R). Cortisol, the glucocorticoid that 3Na+ Na+ circulates in plasm a at m uch higher concentrations than does aldos- Proteins 2 K+ terone, also binds to M R. H owever, cortisol norm ally is prevented ADP from this by the action of 11- -hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11- mRNA -O H SD), which m etabolizes cortisol to cortisone in m ineralocorti- coid-sensitive cells. A deficiency or defect in this enzym e has been M R Aldosterone found to be responsible for a rare form of hypertension in persons K+ with the hereditary syndrom e of apparent m ineralocorticoid excess. Nucleus Cortisone Cortisol In these persons, cortisol binds to the M R receptor, causing sodium retention and hypertension. This enzym e also is blocked by gly- II-β_OHSD defect or cyrrhizic acid (in som e form s of licorice) and carbenoxolone. The glycyrrhizic acid or diuretic spironolactone acting by way of inhibition of M R is able to carbenoxolone block this excessive action of cortisol on the M R receptor. FIGURE 1-28 Lumen Principal cell H yperaldosteronism and glucocorticoid-rem ediable aldosteronism. H ypertension can result from increased aldosterone or from M itochondria increases in other closely related steroids derived from abnorm al ATP 3Na+ adrenal m etabolism (11- -hydroxylase deficiency and 17- - Na+ hydroxylase deficiency). The m ost com m on cause is an aldos- Proteins 2K+ ADP terone-producing adenom a; bilateral hyperplasia of the adrenal Primary zona glom erulosa is the next m ost com m on cause. In glucocorti- hyperaldosteronism mRNA Adrenal enzymatic coid-rem ediable aldosteronism , a DN A crossover m utation results disorder in a chim eric gene in which aldosterone production is regulated by Adenoma Glucorticoid-remediable adrenocorticotropic horm one (ACTH ). Increases in aldosterone K+ aldosteronism also can result secondarily from any state of increased renin such M R Nucleus as renal artery stenosis, which leads to increased circulating con- Aldosterone centrations of angiotensin II and stim ulation of aldosterone release. M R— m ineralocorticoid receptor; m RN A— m essenger RN A. The specific problem appears to reside with proline (P)-rich dom ains in the carboxyl term inal region of or that are involved in regulation of the channel m em brane localization or activity. The net result is excess sodium reabsorption and a reduced capability to increase sodium excretion in response to volum e expansion [31,32]. In response to increased intravas- cular volum e, atrial distention stim ulates the release of AN P from FIGURE 1-30 the atrial granules where the precursor is stored. Extracellular fluid volum e expansion is associated with increased AN P levels, whereas Syndrom es of dim inished sodium reabsorption and hypotension. AN P participates in arterial pressure regulation usually hypotension, have been attributed to specific m olecular by sensing the degree of vascular volum e expansion and exerting defects in the distal nephron. AN P has been accom panied by m etabolic alkalosis and hypokalem ia, has been shown to m arkedly increase the slope of the pressure natriuresis found to be associated with at least three separate defects (the three relationship (see Figs. The vasorelaxant and transport transporters shown) in the thick ascending lim b. These defects are + + - actions are m ediated by stim ulation of m em brane-bound guanylate at the level of the sodium -potassium -2chloride (N a -K -2Cl ) cyclase, leading to increased cyclic GM P levels. AN P also inhibits cotransporter, apical potassium channel, and basolateral chloride renin release, which reduces circulating angiotensin II levels channel (see Fig. M alfunction in any of these three proteins [33–35]. Related peptides, such as brain natriuretic peptides, have results in dim inished sodium chloride reabsorption sim ilar to that sim ilar effects on sodium excretion and renin release. Pseudohypoaldosteronism results from a defect in the apical sodium channels in the collecting ducts. These rare disorders illustrate that defects in sodium chloride reab- sorptive m echanism s can result in abnorm ally low blood pressure as a consequence of excessive sodium excretion in the urine. Although these conditions are rare, sim ilar but m ore subtle defects of the heterozygous state may contribute to protection from hypertension in som e persons. The vasodilator prostaglandins attenuate Phospholipase A2 the influence of vasoconstrictor substances during activation of the renin-angiotensin COOH system, sympathetic nervous system, or both. These prostaglandins also have trans- Arachidonic acid port effects on renal tubules through activa- tion of distinct prostaglandin receptors. In som e pathophysiologic conditions, Cytochrome P450 enhanced production of TXA and other Cyclooxygenase Lipoxygenases 2 monooxygenases vasoconstrictor prostanoids m ay occur.

A purchase generic silagra from india impotence vacuum pumps, O n light m icroscopy the glom erular capillary walls often are thickened and the m esangial regions widened purchase silagra 100mg without a prescription erectile dysfunction treatment cost in india, with increased cellu- larity. B, O n im m unofluorescence, granular capillary wall and m esangial im m unoglobulin G and com plem ent C3 deposits are pre- sent. The ultrastructural findings are of aggregates of m icrotubular structures in capillary wall locations corresponding to granular deposits by im m unofluorescence. C, The m icrotubular structures C are large, ranging from 30- to 50-nm thick, or m ore (arrows). The collagens norm ally found in glom erular basem ent m em - For reasons that are not clear, hem olytic-urem ic syndrom e has branes and the m esangial m atrix are of types IV (which is dom i- evolved in a sm all num ber of pediatric patients. In collagenofibrotic glom erulopathy, accum ulation m icroscopy the capillary walls are thickened and m esangial of type III collagen occurs largely in capillary walls in a suben- regions widened by pale staining m aterial. It is likely that this disease is hereditary; how- sharp contrast to the norm al staining of the capillary basem ent ever, because it is very rare, precise inform ation regarding trans- m em branes, as evidenced by the positive period acid–Schiff reac- m ission is not known. W ith this stain, collagen type III is not stained and there- nally was thought to be a variant of nail-patella syndrom e. Current evidence suggests little relationship exists between the B, O n electron m icroscopy, banded collagen fibrils are evident two disorders. Patients with collagen III glom erulopathy often in the subendothelial aspect of the capillary wall. Cam eron JS, Glassock RJ: The natural history and outcom e of the 4. Ponticelli C: Cyclosporine versus cyclophospham ide for patients with nephrotic syndrom e. Edited by Cam eron steroid-dependent and frequently relapsing idiopathic nephrotic syn- JS and Glassock RJ. Cam eron JS: The long-term outcom e of glom erular diseases. Ponticelli C, Glassock RJ: Treatm ent of Segm ental G lom erulonephritis. Classification and treatment of steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome: comparison of an Atlas of G lom erular D isease, edn 2. Glassock he principal characteristics of some of the more common hered- ofamilial and congenital glomerular disorders are described and Tillustrated. Diabetes mellitus, the most common heredofamilial glomerular disease, is illustrated in Volume IV, Chapter 1. These disor- ders are inherited in a variety of patterns (X-linked, autosomal domi- nant, or autosomal recessive). M any of these disorders appear to be caused by defective synthesis or assembly of critical glycoprotein (collagen) components of the glomerular basement membrane. The disease is inherited as an X-linked trait; in some fami- lies, however, autosomal recessive and perhaps autosomal dominant forms exist. Clinically, the disease is more severe in males than in females. End-stage renal disease develops in persons 20 to 40 years of age. In some families, ocular manifestations, thrombocytopenia with giant platelets, esophageal leiomyomata, or all of these also occur. In the autosomal recessive form of this syndrome, mutations of either -3 or -4 chain genes have been described. On light microscopy, in the early stages of the disease the glomeruli appear normal. W ith pro- gression of the disease, however, an increase in the mesangial matrix and segmental sclerosis develop. Interstitial foam cells are common but are not used to make a diagnosis. Results of immunofluorescence typically are negative, except in glomeruli with segmental sclerosis in which segmental immunoglobulin M and complement (C3) are in the sclerotic lesions. Ultrastructural findings are diagnostic and con- sist of profound abnormalities of glomerular basement membranes. The thickened glomerular base- hereditary disorder in which glomerular and other basement mem- ment membranes have multiple layers of alternating medium and brane collagen is abnormal. This disorder is characterized clinically pale staining strata of basement membrane material, often with by hematuria with progressive renal insufficiency and proteinuria. The subepithelial contour of the base- M any patients have neurosensory hearing loss and abnormalities of ment membrane typically is scalloped. FIGURE 3-2 NC1 100nm Schematic of basement membrane collagen type IV. The postulated arrangement of type IV collagen chains in a normal glomerular base- 7S ment membrane is illustrated. The joining of noncollagen (NC-1) and 75 domains creates a lattice (chicken wire) arrangement (A). In the glomerular basement membrane, 1 and 2 chains predominate in the triple helix (B), but 3, 4, 5, and 6 chains are also found (not A shown). These defects often begin 20 with an auditory loss of high-frequency tone, as shown in this audiogram. Glom eruli with abnorm al- ly thin basem ent m em branes m ay be a m anifestation of benign fam ilial hem aturia. Glom eruli with thin basem ent m em branes m any also occur in persons who do not have a fam ily history of renal disease but who have hem aturia, low-grade proteinuria, or both. Clinically, persistent m icroscopic hem aturia or occasional episodic gross hem aturia are im portant features. O n light m icroscopy, the glom eruli are norm al; no deposits are seen on im m unofluorescence. H ere, the electron m icroscopic abnorm alities are diagnostic; all or virtually all glom erular basem ent m em branes are m arkedly thin (<200 nm in adults) without other features such as splitting, layering, or abnor- m al subepithelial contours. A B of the enzyme -galactosidase with accumulation of sphingolipids in many cells. In the kidney, accumulation of sphingolipids especially affects glomerular visceral epithelial cells. Deposition of sphin- golipids in the vascular tree may lead to premature coronary artery occlusion (angina or myocardial infarction) or cerebrovascular insuf- ficiency (stroke). Involvement of nerves leads to painful acropares- thesias and decreased perspiration (anhidrosis). The most common renal manifestation is that of proteinuria with progressive renal insufficiency. On light microscopy, the morphologic abnormalities of the glomeruli primarily consist of enlargement of visceral epithelial cells and accumulation of multiple uniform small vacuoles in the cytoplasm (arrow in Panel A).

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