Membranous glomerulonephritis associated with inflammatory demyelinating peripheral neuropathies Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Demyelinating Diseases
  • Glomerulonephritis, Membranous
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy

abstract

  • A 55-year-old man with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy developed the nephrotic syndrome. Renal biopsy showed stage I membranous glomerulonephritis. Review of the literature revealed the association of these two rare syndromes, considered to be due to immunologic dysfunction, in two other cases, as well as several cases of the acute form of demyelinating peripheral polyradiculoneuropathy. The nephrotic syndrome appears to be persistent in the chronic form of the peripheral neuropathy but reversible in its acute form following immunosuppressive therapy. The possibility of a common immunopathogenesis in the association of membranous glomerulonephritis and inflammatory demyelinating peripheral neuropathies deserves further scrutiny.

publication date

  • February 23, 1996

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8659507

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 279

end page

  • 83

volume

  • 27

number

  • 2