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membranous nephropathy

Secondary Causes of Membranous Nephropathy

Although the majority of membranous nephropathy falls under the “idiopathic” category, there are a variety of causes of secondary membranous nephropathy. It is quite important to eliminate these entities as possible diagnoses, as the treatment for secondary membranous…

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Rule of Thirds in Membranous Nephropathy

Keeping with our recent theme of “numerical rules in Nephrology”, let’s briefly discuss the “Rule of Thirds” for Membranous Nephropathy. The “Rule of Thirds” is frequently taught in medical school and a useful way of thinking about the…

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Rituxan for Membranous Nephropathy?

Clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of various therapies of membranous nephropathy is a tricky business, given the natural history of the disease: because about 1/3 of patients spontaneously remit, it is often difficult to say that a patient’s…

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The Ponticelli Protocol

When one is just beginning as a nephrology fellow, it may seem as if all the major glomerular diseases (e.g., membranous nephropathy, FSGS, lupus, etc) are all treated with the same protocols and same immunosuppressive agents: steroids, Cytoxan,…

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