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BACKGROUND Dense deposit disease (DDD) is an ultra-rare renal disease. METHODS In the study reported here, 98 patients and their families participated in a descriptive patient-centered survey using an online research format. Reports were completed by patients (38%) or their parents (62%). Age at diagnosis ranged from 1.9 to 38.9 years (mean 14 years). (More)
There are three recognized types of Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN). Type II or Dense Deposit Disease (DDD)has a renal survival of 50% at 10 years. The goal of this study was to better identify patients at high risk of early renal failure,and to understand the factors that lead to fast progression of the disease. We identified six diagnostic(More)
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