Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis

Peter W. Mathieson

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis

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Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis (MCGN)—which is synonymous with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis—is diagnosed when renal biopsy reveals glomeruli with a characteristic lobular appearance. Immunohistology and electron microscopy allow further subdivision into three patterns, types I, II (also called dense deposit disease), and III. Clinical presentation is with proteinuria (sometimes nephrotic syndrome) and/or haematuria; hypertension and/or impairment of excretory kidney function may be associated....

Chapter.  3018 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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