Year in Review

Immune-mediated kidney disease in 2017: Progress in mechanisms and therapy for immunological kidney disease

In 2017, progress was made in several aspects of immune-mediated kidney disease. Mechanistic studies provided new insights into the underlying signals that confer risk to, or protection from, immune pathways, whereas new approaches to the treatment of immunological kidney disease will hopefully translate into a move away from the use of toxic corticosteroids.

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  1. Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, Monash Medical Centre; and at the Department of Nephrology, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria 3168, Australia.

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