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Feb
2018

The complement system (CS) has recently been recognized as a bridge between innate and adaptive immunity that constitutes a very complex mechanism controlling the clearance of pathogens, cellular debris, and immune complexes. Out of three known pathways of complement activation, the alternative pathway (AP) plays a critical role in host defense by amplifying the complement response, independently of initiation pathway and continuously maintaining low-level activity in a process called 'thick-over.' A key molecule of the CS is C3, in which the AP is constantly activated.

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Jan
2018

The association between malignant tumors and the occurrence of glomerular disease has been well documented in previous studies. The most common types of malignant tumor include Hodgkin's lymphoma with minimal change glomerular nephritis, solid tumor with membranous nephropathy and renal cell carcinoma with immunoglobulin (Ig)A nephropathy. The present case study describes a case of a 31-year-old Chinese female patient who was hospitalized with chronic glomerulonephritis.

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Jan
2018

To compare renal function decline, incident end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and mortality among patients with 5 common glomerular diseases in a large diverse population.
A retrospective cohort study (between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2011) of patients with glomerulonephropathy using the electronic health record of an integrated health system was performed. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) change, incident ESRD, and mortality were compared among patients with biopsy-proven focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), membranous glomerulonephritis (MN), minimal change disease (MCD), immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), and lupus nephritis (LN).

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Dec
1969

The association of increased cancer risk with glomerulonephritis (GN) is well known, but controversy exists concerning which types of GN are involved, and the size of the association. A national registry survey was performed to assess the size of this association, and the temporal relationship of cancer diagnosis to GN diagnosis.
All patients with biopsy-proven GN between 1985 and 2015 in Denmark were extracted from The Danish Renal Biopsy Registry and the National Pathology Data Bank.

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Jan
2018

Management of Membranous Nephropathy in the PLAR Era.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2018 Jan 29. Epub 2018 Jan 29.
Andrew S Bomback

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Jan
2018

We had encountered the case of membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) with dilated cardiomyopathy due to LMNA gene mutation. LMNA mutation was known as a cause of 'laminopathy' such as dilated cardiomyopathy, muscular dystrophy, neuropathy and so on. LMNA gene might be a candidate of genetic basis in cryptogenic MGN.

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Dec
2017

Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (MN) is an autoimmune-mediated glomerulonephritis and the most common cause of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in adult humans. A tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)-mediated inflammatory response via TNF receptor 1 (TNFR1) and TNFR2 has been proposed as a pathogenic factor. In this study, we assessed the therapeutic response to blocking TNF signaling in experimental MN.

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Jan
2018

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects many organs in the body, including the liver, kidneys, skin, joints and others. Although the hepatic manifestation of HCV has been widely studied, the extrahepatic manifestaions of HCV have not been fully appreciated. Studies have shown that patients with HCV have a higher risk of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, as well as poorer outcomes after kidney transplantation.

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Dec
1969

Despite the development of biomarkers and noninvasive imaging tools, biopsy remains the only method for correctly diagnosing patients with unexplained hematuria, proteinuria and renal failure. Renal biopsy has been performed for several decades in Taiwan; however, a national data registry is still lacking until 2013.
The Renal Biopsy Registry Committee was established within the Taiwan Society of Nephrology in January 2013.

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Dec
1969

A report on the prevalence of glomerular disease diagnosed via renal biopsy in Salvador, BA, Brazil was published in 1973 and showed a predominance of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, which was frequently associated with hepatosplenic schistosomiasis.
In this study, we investigate the potential changes in the distribution of glomerular diseases after a period of important epidemiological transition in Brazil.
Pathology reports of all patients subjected to kidney biopsy from 2003 to 2015 in a referral nephrology service were reviewed.

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Dec
2017

The glomerular diseases after renal transplantation can occur., with no relation to the native kidney disease, or more frequently occur as a recurrence of the original disease in the native kidney. There may not be any difference in clinical features and histological pattern betweenglomerular disease and recurrence of original glomerular disease.

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Dec
2017

Severe lupus nephritis in the absence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a rare condition with an unclear clinical presentation and outcome.We conducted a historical observational study of 12 adult (age >18 years) patients with biopsy-proven severe lupus nephritis or lupus-like nephritis without SLE immunological markers at diagnosis or during follow-up. Excluded were patients with chronic infections with HIV or hepatitis B or C; patients with a bacterial infectious disease; and patients with pure membranous nephropathy.

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Nov
2017

Membranous glomerulopathy (MG) is a common cause of nephrotic syndrome that results from the formation of immune complexes along the subepithelial aspect of the glomerular basement membranes. Although it is most frequently caused by polytypic deposits, cases with light chain isotype-restricted deposits are rarely seen.
We conducted a retrospective analysis of 28 cases of MG that showed light chain isotype restriction.

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Dec
1969

Renal prognosis for anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) glomerulonephritis is poor. The greater the amount of anti-GBM antibody binding the antigen (type IV collagen of the glomerular basement membrane), the greater the number of crescents that develop in glomeruli, resulting in progression of renal impairment. Immunofluorescence staining reveals linear IgG depositions on glomerular capillary walls.

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Dec
1969

Anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease is a systemic autoimmune disorder characterized by circulating IgG antibodies (rarely IgA and IgM) to the carboxyterminal, noncollagenous 1 (NC1) domain of type IV collagen of GBM also known as Goodpasture antigen. Patients typically present with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) and pulmonary hemorrhage in the presence of which it is referred to as Goodpasture's disease. Anti-GBM disease has been reported to coexist with pauci-immune antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-positive glomerulonephritis and membranous glomerulopathy.

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Dec
1969

Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major complication of diabetes mellitus (DM), leading to chronic kidney disease/end-stage renal disease. Wide spectrum of nondiabetic renal diseases (NDRD) is reported in type-2 diabetes (type-2 DM). We carried out this single-center study to find clinical, laboratory, and histological features of NDRD in type-2 DM patients and to assess the prevalence of NDRD in India.

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Jan
2018

Lessons from CKD-Related Genetic Association Studies-Moving Forward.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2018 Jan 14;13(1):140-152. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
Sophie Limou, Nicolas Vince, Afshin Parsa
Over the past decade, genetic association studies have uncovered numerous determinants of kidney function in the general, diabetic, hypertensive, CKD, ESRD, and GN-based study populations (, IgA nephropathy, membranous nephropathy, FSGS). These studies have led to numerous novel and unanticipated findings, which are helping improve our understanding of factors and pathways affecting both normal and pathologic kidney function. In this review, we report on major discoveries and advances resulting from this rapidly progressing research domain.

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Nov
2017

Lupus nephritis, a well-known complication in systemic lupus erythematosus, is characterised by a proliferative glomerulonephritis or membranous nephropathy along with a full-house immunofluorescence pattern on renal biopsy. There are very few exceptions in which similar histopathological findings are present, but case reports show that an increasing number of HIV-positive patients (mostly black Africans, but also white patients) have HIV-immune complex disease (HIVICK), which can mimic lupus nephritis. Lupus-like HIVICK is treated differently than 'true' lupus nephritis, so distinction is warranted.

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Dec
1969

In 2004, the novel category of monoclonal IgG deposition disease has been proposed and termed "proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits" (PGNMID). This disease is characterized by membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and staining for a single light-chain isotype and gamma heavy-chain subclass. A 76-year-old male who had monoclonal gammopathy was referred to our hospital because of proteinuria.

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Dec
2017

To analyze the clinicopathological characteristics of renal lesions in type 2 diabetic patients and to differentiate diabetic nephropathy (DN) from non-diabetic renal diseases(NDRD).Type 2 diabetic patients who received renal biopsy in Ruijin Hospital from January 2011 to December 2015 were recruited in this study. Clinical history, laboratory results and pathological data were retrospectively collected.

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Nov
2017

Despite being the leading cause of graft failure, there is a lack of published data about the rates of rejection in kidney transplant patients with glomerulonephritis as the cause of end-stage renal disease.
We examined all consecutive adult (>18 years) renal transplant recipients with biopsy-proven native renal glomerular disease who underwent kidney transplant between 1994 and 2013. Glomerulonephritis groups included were IgA nephropathy (IgAN) (N = 306), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) (N = 298), membranous nephropathy (MN) (N = 81), and lupus nephritis (LN) (N = 177).

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Nov
2017

The prevalence of glomerular disease (GD) varies according to the different socio-demographic characteristics of each population. For the first time we present the prevalence of the different forms of GD among patients from several different areas of Columbia.
Data from 12,613 renal biopsies studied at our University Hospital between 2003 and 2015 was reviewed.

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Dec
1969

CD40/CD40 ligand (CD40L) dyad, a co-stimulatory bi-molecular complex involved in the adaptive immune response, has also potent pro-inflammatory actions in haematopoietic and non-haematopoietic cells. We describe here a novel role for soluble CD40L (sCD40L) as modifier of glomerular permselectivity directly acting on glomerular epithelial cells (GECs). We found that stimulation of CD40, constitutively expressed on GEC cell membrane, by the sCD40L rapidly induced redistribution and loss of nephrin in GECs, and increased albumin permeability in isolated rat glomeruli.

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Nov
2017

Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is an increasingly used treatment for hematologic malignancies as well as for nonmalignant diseases. Kidney impairment remains an important early and late post-transplantation complication. Although numerous histopathological changes have been reported, the pathophysiology remains incompletely understood.

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Jan
2018

The M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) is a specific target autoantigen identified in idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). The autoantibody against PLA2R (anti-PLA2R) may be used to diagnose IMN. However, the appropriate diagnosis cut-off value for Chinese patients with IMN has not been established.

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Dec
2017

The possible confounding influence of investigator-related preferences, available histological techniques, and healthcare systems on the frequencies and incidences of primary and secondary nephropathies was evaluated in this long-term observation.
The observation time from 1983 to 2010 was divided in regard to the political regimes: a) prior to and after German reunification: German Democratic Republic (GDR, period 1 from 1983 to 1990)/Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, period 2 from 1990 to 2010); and the two heads of the division of nephrology, b) conductor 1 (1983 - 2006) and conductor 2 (2006 - 2010). 467 kidney biopsies at the University Hospital of Leipzig were included in our analysis.

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Jul
2017

Immunosuppression (IS) is the main treatment for most types of glomerulonephritis (GN). Quantifying the cost of IS is necessary to ensure equitable access to therapies and optimal health outcomes, but the real-world cost of IS treatment for GN is largely unknown. We examined temporal changes in the population-level IS medication costs for GN over a 14-year period in a large Canadian province.

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Nov
2017

Proteinuria is a major determinant of adverse renal outcome, and its reduction slows renal progression in glomerular diseases. However, the optimal target of proteinuria in glomerular diseases is unclear, and discrepancies in the definition of proteinuria produce ambiguous findings. Here we investigated the optimal target of proteinuria by using different definitions of proteinuria.

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Nov
2017

The quality of life and extended survival of patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), especially those with decompensated liver cirrhosis, has been improved markedly with nucleos(t)ide analogs treatment. In such conditions, the influence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and antiviral agents on renal function becomes a consideration with long-term use and ageing. Membranous glomerulonephritis has been confirmed as the most common histological renal lesion.

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Jan
2018

Immune complex deposition in kidney allografts can include both recurrent and de novo processes. Recurrent glomerulonephritis is a well-recognized phenomenon and has been shown to be a common cause of allograft failure. De novo immune complex-mediated disease remains relatively poorly characterized, likely owing to the less frequent use of immunofluorescence and electron microscopy in the transplant setting.

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Oct
2017

Physicians of all disciplines must rapidly adjust their clinical practices following the expansion of marijuana legalization across the country. Organ transplantation teams are uniquely struggling in this gray zone with eight states having passed laws explicitly banning the denial of transplant listing based on a patient's use of medical marijuana. In this review, we examine the clinical evidence of marijuana use in transplant patients to enable psychiatric providers to meaningfully contribute to the relevant medical and psychiatric aspects of this issue in a unique patient population.

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Oct
2017

Renal complications in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) were rarely observed, and proteinuria associated with AS can be seen often due to amyloidosis in this kind of complications, while membranous nephropathy (MN) is seldom considered. This article reports a case of coexistence of AS and MN, to provide the exact relationship of these 2 entities and recognized some causes of renal involvement in AS.
A 44-year-old female presented with pain of the left leg for 4 years and pedal edema for 2 weeks.

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Dec
1969

Nephrotic syndrome is defined by a triad of clinical features: oedema, substantial proteinuria (> 3.5 g/24 hours) and hypoalbuminaemia (< 30 g/L). It is often associated with hyperlipidaemia, thromboembolism and an increased risk of infection.

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Jul
2017

We report the case of a 7-year-old unimmunized boy who presented with generalized anasarca for the first time, along with nephrotic-range proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, microscopic hematuria and hypertension. Special investigations revealed ELISA test to be positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B envelope antigen (HBeAg); hepatitis B viral DNA load (HBV DNA) level (real-time polymerase chain reaction) was 54 360 903 IU/ml. For hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related glomerulopathy, he was started on enalapril and lasilactone, and percutaneous renal biopsy was performed, which revealed membranous nephropathy (MN).

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Jul
2017

Reporting renal biopsies from Cyprus: a systematic approach.

J Nephropathol 2017 Jul 13;6(3):231-239. Epub 2017 Apr 13.
Düriye Deren Oygar, Guy H Neild
The etiology of renal disease varies in different parts of the world. In the Middle East, half of all patients reaching end-stage are categorised as either unknown etiology or hypertension-related nephropathy.
To report a renal biopsy series, in a reproducible format and manner, so that data can be compared directly among other series.

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Oct
2017

Celiac disease, an inflammatory disease of small bowel caused by sensitivity to dietary gluten and related protein, affects approximately 0.5-1% of the population in the Western world. Extraintestinal symptoms and associated diseases are increasingly recognized including diabetes mellitus type 1, thyroid disease, dermatitis herpetiformis and ataxia.

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Sep
2017

The membranous nephropathy (MN) is the major cause of nephrotic syndrome in in the adult, account for 20% of cases with annual incidence is 1 in 100.000. In the past 10 years, the role of podocytes has been identified; environmental triggers in genetically predisposed patients can activate podocytes to exhibit antigenic epitopes (receptor of phospholipase A2, thrombospondin type 1) that become targets of specific autoantibodies with subsequent complement activation.

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Mar
2018

The worldwide re-emergence of secondary syphilis which happened in the last decade, has led to an increase in primary and secondary syphilis cases, along with the presentation of atypical forms. Nevertheless, reports of renal syphilis with mucosal and/or cutaneous manifestations are nowadays increasing. Typically, secondary syphilis infection in adults causes nephrotic syndrome due to a membranous glomerulonephritis.

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Nov
2017

This descriptive and comparative review examines the changing epidemiology, treatment, renal and patient outcome of childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS) in tropical Africa (TpAfr). In the 1960s to 1980s, corticosteroid-resistant non-minimal change disease (nMCD) including quartan malaria nephropathy (QMN) was the dominant renal histopathology type. The overall incidence of NS was 0.

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Jan
2018

To retrospectively investigate the features of renal involvements in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) with biopsy results.
A total of 2096 pSS inpatients at Peking Union Medical College Hospital in China from 2005 to 2015 were identified. Patients with biopsy-proven renal involvement (SS-renal) and matched controls (SS-only) were recruited.

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Jan
2018

Our aim in this study is to report the long-term renal outcome of a cohort of Saudi children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). All patients with childhood lupus nephritis (cLN) proved by renal biopsy seen between January 2000 and June 2015 were reviewed. The renal outcome was assessed according to serum creatinine level, protein/creatinine ratio at the last follow-up visit, and/or evidence of renal impairment during follow-up period and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

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Sep
2017

Anti-phospholipase A2 receptor antibody (PLA2R-Ab) is useful for affirming the diagnosis of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). Time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (TRFIA) is highly sensitive and quantitative for measuring serum PLA2R-Ab immunoglobulin (IgG). We measured PLA2R-Ab levels with TRFIA in sera from 172 patients with IMN (n = 69), secondary MN (n = 9), and those with other glomerulonephritis (n = 94) at the time of renal biopsy compared to healthy controls (n = 286).

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Oct
2017

The coexistence of immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) and idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) in a few cases suggested that there could be existed a similar mechanism in pathogenesis of these two types of primary glomerulonephritis. In order to verify this hypothesis, a total of 23 reported IgAN-associated SNPs were genotyped in a cohort of 485 IMN patients and 569 healthy controls with Chinese Han origin. After Cochran-Armitage test for trend analysis, seven IgAN-associated SNPs located in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region were found to be significantly associated with the susceptibility of IMN, with rs9275596 as the top one (p = 1.

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Sep
2017

Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease is an uncommon autoimmune disease that affects multiple organ systems. Renal involvement typically presents as tubulointerstitial nephritis and less commonly as membranous glomerulonephritis. In this case report, we discuss a 68-year-old patient who presented with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis.

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Dec
2017

Fibrinogen has been reported to be involved in kidney tubulointerstitial fibrosis and podocyte injury in mouse models. However, the relationship between urinary fibrinogen and kidney outcomes has not been clarified in patients with CKD.
We evaluated 402 patients with CKD and kidney biopsies, including 101 with diabetic nephropathy, 94 with idiopathic membranous nephropathy, 55 with idiopathic FSGS, and 152 with IgA nephropathy.

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Dec
1969

Immunosuppressive agents in general are shown to prevent renal progression and all-cause mortality in idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) patients with nephrotic syndrome. However, the efficacy and safety of different immunosuppressive treatments have not been systematic assessed and compared. A network meta-analysis was performed to compare different immunosuppressive treatment in IMN.

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Sep
2017

In the last 10 years, basic science and clinical research have made important contributions to the understanding and management of primary membranous nephropathy (MN). The identification of antibodies directed against the M-type phospholipase Areceptor (PLA2R) and thrombospondin type-1 domain-containing 7A protein have added a new perspective on diagnosis, monitoring the immunological activity, predicting prognosis and guiding therapy in patients with primary MN. Mounting evidence suggests that quantification and follow-up of antiPLA2R Abs levels can help in assessing prognosis and evaluate the response to treatment.

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Jan
2018

The aim of this study was to describe a case series of 13 Hispanic patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) and biopsy-proven renal involvement.
We describe the clinical, serological and histological characteristics as well as the prognosis in a group of patients with pSS and biopsy-proven renal involvement, treated in 2 referral nephrology units in Mexico City.
Thirteen patients with pSS underwent kidney biopsy (KB) over a period of 27 years.

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Oct
2017

Kimura disease (KD) is a rare inflammatory soft tissue disorder of unknown origin most frequent in Asians, the prevalence of which is growing in Western countries. Painless papules and/or nodules with a predilection for the head and the neck region, lymphadenopathies, parotid gland involvement, eosinophilia, and raised IgE levels are parts of its presentation. Renal involvement with various forms of glomerulonephritis, including membranous nephropathy (MN), can occur and is generally associated with a proteinuria that encompasses nephrotic syndrome.

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Aug
2017

Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is one of the most common causes of nephrotic syndrome in adults. A proportion of patients will experience spontaneous remission and the decision to offer immunosuppression is guided by the presence of adverse prognostic features. Data relating to the efficacy of different immunosuppressive protocols is lacking, in particular there are little data available on the efficacy or benefits of an intravenous (IV) cyclophosphamide-based regimen.

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