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Membranous glomerulonephritis – a common, unspecific pattern of glomerular injury

Aleksandra Starzyńska-Kubicka, Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasińska, Barbara Górnicka

Pol J Pathol 2018; 69 (3): 209-218
Online publish date: 2018/11/20
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Membranous nephropathy (MN) is a chronic form of glomerulonephritis, associated with the presence of immune complexes beneath the podocytes on the subepithelial region of glomerular capillaries. MN is not a disease entity but one of relatively common patterns of glomerular injury that may be a manifestation of primary renal autoimmunological reaction or may evolve as a phenomenon secondary to wide spectrum of systemic processes.
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membranous glomerulonephritis, membranous nephropathy, PLAR-related MN

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