Histopathological atlas of renal diseases: Membranous glomerulonephritis

Franco Ferrario, Maria Pia Rastaldi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-636
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nephrology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004


  • Basement membrane thickening
  • Membranous glomerulonephritis
  • Spikes
  • Subepithelial deposits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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