Membranous Glomerulonephritis Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Abeera Mansur, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

What is the pathophysiology of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

What are the racial predilections of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

What are the sexual predilections of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

What is the US prevalence of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

What is the global prevalence of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

Which physical exam findings are characteristic of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

What causes membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Membranous Glomerulonephritis?

Workup

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

Which imaging studies are performed in the workup of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

What is the role of anti-PLA2R antibody testing in the workup of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

Treatment

How is membranous nephropathy (MGN) treated?

What is the role of kidney transplantation in the treatment of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used in the treatment of Membranous Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors are used in the treatment of Membranous Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressant agents are used in the treatment of Membranous Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Membranous Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Hepatic 3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Membranous Glomerulonephritis?

Which medications in the drug class Diuretics are used in the treatment of Membranous Glomerulonephritis?

Follow-up

What is included in the long-term monitoring in patients with membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

What are the possible complications of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?

What is the prognosis of membranous nephropathy (MGN)?