Both acute nephritis and chronic nephritis account for substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide, partly due to the lack of reliable tools for detecting disease early and monitoring its progression non-invasively. In this work, Raman spectroscopy coupled with multivariate analysis are employed for the first time to study the accelerated progression of nephritis in anti-GBM mouse model. Preliminary results show up to 98% discriminant accuracy for the severe and midly diseased and the healthy among two strains of mice with different susceptibility to acute glomerulonephritis. This technique has the potential for non-invasive or minimally-invasive early diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of renal disease progression.
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