Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) is characterized by thickening of the glomerular basement membrane due to the presence of subepithelial immune deposits. From a morphological point of view, idiopathic MGN is indistinguishable from class V lupus nephritis. The glomerular lesion is extremely variable and the basement membrane thickening changes over time. According to the classic descriptions, MGN is in fact divided into four stages.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Nephrology|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2004|
- Basement membrane thickening
- Membranous glomerulonephritis
- Subepithelial deposits
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