Paraneoplastic glomerulopathies

Christopher Valentine and Lee A. Hebert

in Cancer and the Kidney

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199580194
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753404 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series

Paraneoplastic glomerulopathies

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The term ‘paraneoplastic glomerulopathies’ refers to glomerular diseases apparently caused by cancers, via the secretion of hormones, growth factors, cytokines, or antigens. Thus, a paraneoplastic glomerulopathy is not the direct result of tumor burden, invasion, or metastases. The nephropathies caused by malignant or nonmalignant plasma cell dyscrasias are discussed in a separate chapter.

We begin with a case report of a patient with membranous nephropathy, which is known to be associated with malignancy. There is controversy regarding the extent of the search for malignancy.

Chapter.  6543 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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