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What is Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis?

What is Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis?

  • Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: A rare kidney disorder characterized by impaired kidney function due to inflammation and changes to the cells that make up the kidneys which affects it's ability to function as a filtering organ.
  • Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: Chronic glomerulonephritis characterized histologically by proliferation of mesangial cells, increase in the mesangial matrix, and a thickening of the glomerular capillary walls. The wall thickening is sometimes said to be a result of the interposition of mesangial cytoplasm or matrix between the basement membrane and the endothelium of the capillary wall. It is often divided into types I and II, and sometimes III. Pathogenesis is not well understood, but some types are thought to involve the immune system, with the complement system, in particular, being implicated.
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Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: Introduction

Types of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis:

Broader types of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis:

How serious is Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis?

Prognosis of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: Usually the condition is progressive and eventually leads to chronic kidney failure. Approximately half of cases result in chronic kidney failure within ten years of onset.
Complications of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: see complications of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis

What causes Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis?

Causes of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: see causes of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis

What are the symptoms of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis?

Symptoms of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: see symptoms of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis

Complications of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: see complications of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis

Onset of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: usually under the age of 30

Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: see treatments for Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis
Research for Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: see research for Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis

Name and Aliases of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis

Main name of condition: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis

Other names or spellings for Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis:

Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis Source - Diseases Database


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