Renal Central

Learning Objectives:

  • Student should know and understand the clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria, natural history, mechanisms, and treatment of major renal diseases
  • Students should be able to integrate clinical and laboratory findings with a written renal pathology report that you as a clinician might receive (as opposed to becoming a renal pathologist and having to make a histopathologic diagnosis; thus, the purpose of the images that will be shown in class and in the text is only to help you understand the biopsy results)

Case Modules:

A series of renal case studies covering various aspects of renal disease are posted online. Click here to access them.


Some suggested rresources for study of renal diseases include -
Rubin's Pathology: Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine
Lange Series Pathophysiology of Disease Ch 16: Renal Disease
Renkke’s Renal Pathophysiology: The Essentials
Harrison’s Principle of Internal Medicine
Brenner and Rector's The Kidney