Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II in a 10-year-old girl.

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Abstract

The clinical course of a 10-year-old female patient who presented with hematuria, proteinuria, and hypertension is described. Four months after being diagnosed with acute glomerulonephritis, the child was referred to a pediatric nephrologist due to persistent hematuria and unresolved proteinuria. A renal biopsy was performed due to the persistent urinary abnormalities and a family history of renal failure. The renal biopsy demonstrated pathological findings characteristic of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II. The child was treated with an antihypertensive agent and steroids. Despite poor prognostic clinical and pathological features, she has minimal urinary abnormalities, normal renal function, and normal blood pressure on antihypertensive medication six years after the diagnosis of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
JournalClinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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