Stehmanbreen C, Alpers CE, Couser WG, Willson R, Johnson RJ
Hepatitis C virus associated membranous glomerulonephritis

Clin Nephrol (Sep) 44:141-147 1995

Hepatitis C virus infection is associated with a spectrum of extrahepatic disorders (see recent review in Ann Int Med by Gumber and Chopra (15 Oct 95 123:615). The usual renal complication is membranoproliferative GN, with or without cryoglobulinemia. Therapy of the membranoproliferative lesion with interferon has been disappointing, despite occasional successes. In this paper four patients with membranous GN are reported associated with hepatitis C infection. There was no evidence of cryoglobulinemia, or rheumatoid factor elevation, and serum complement was only slightly reduced. Three patients were treated with interferon, and there appeared to be some improvement. (Daugirdas)

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Proteinuria/Hematuria : Hepatitis-associated nephropathy
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Which means of treatment is best for membranous nephropathy with only Hepatitis B surface ANTIBODY positive and all others serologic markers negative including normal ALT?
Gerald Rizzo M.D. (gjrizzo@ix.netcom.com)
St. Petersburg, Fl USA-Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 19:56:32 (PDT)