Membranous Nephropathy

Membranous Nephropathy is a disorder that damages the filters (the glomeruli) of the kidney. It is one of the most common forms of glomerular diseases (glomerulonephritis) that results in leakage by the kidney of large amounts of protein into the urine (referred to as proteinuria). When very large amounts of protein are lost in the urine, it is often called the Nephrotic Syndrome.

The term “membranous” reflects how the kidney filters appear when looked at underneath a special high powered microscope. The walls of the filters appear thicker than normal due to the abnormal accumulation of immune deposits. The reason that these deposits accumulate is not known. Nevertheless, it causes the filters to be damaged and they are unable to properly perform their normal function of filtering the blood.

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