Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 17, 2019
  • Author: Pranay Kathuria, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

When evaluating a patient with suspected membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), also consider conditions such as postinfectious glomerulonephritis, fibrillary glomerulonephritis, immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy, and vasculitis. In addition, recurrent MPGN needs to be differentiated from transplant glomerulopathy, which has a similar histology but lacks immune deposits.

Differential Diagnoses