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  • Membranous nephropathy

    Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) is a specific type of GN. MGN develops when inflammation of structures in the kidney cause problems with kidney function.The antigens associated with primary membranous nephropathy are not known. Membranous nephropathy is a major cause of nephrotic syndrome of non-diabetic origin in adults.

  • Membranous nephropathy

    Disease pathophysiology: 

    They may be located in the subepithelial space. Antigen-antibody complexes can develop by the production of immune complexes in situ or by deposition. In the experimental Heymann nephritis model of membranous nephropathy, the intrinsic antigen is a glycoprotein, megalin, synthesized by the glomerular visceral epithelial cells.

  • Membranous nephropathy

    Disease statistics:

    It is stated that membranous nephropathy has an incidence of approximately 1 case per 100,000 persons per year. Patients are occasionally prescribed blood thinners to prevent these complications. Screening for age-appropriate malignancies is warranted, if not already done.

  • Membranous nephropathy

    Disease treatment:

     A low-salt diet may help with swelling in the hands and legs. Water pills or diuretics may also help with this problem. Low-protein diets may be helpful. A moderate-protein diet (1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day) may be suggested. Vitamin D may need to be replaced if nephrotic syndrome is chronic and does not respond to therapy. This disease increases the risk for blood clots in the lungs and legs. 

  • Membranous nephropathy

    Major research on disease:

    Clinical research includes the following projects: Drug dosing in patients with renal disease, Dialysis outcomes Efficacy of Eryhtropoetin Stimulating agents.Transplantation: outcomes and barriers Interventional Nephrology including comparing efficacy of stents and many more.

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