Chronic glomerulonephritis in childhood: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis, and IgA nephropathy

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Abstract

The chronic glomerulonephritides that lead to permanent loss of renal function may present with an acute nephritic syndrome, nephrotic syndrome, or asymptomatic hematuria and proteinuria. Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis, and IgA nephropathy are common childhood glomerulonephritides that may lead to chronic renal failure. Their clinical manifestations, natural history, and long-term prognosis are distinct. This article reviews various presentations of these common childhood glomerulonephritides and an approach to management and potential therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1487-1503
Number of pages17
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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