Early-childhood membranous nephropathy due to cationic bovine serum albumin.

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BACKGROUND The M-type phospholipase A(2) receptor (PLA(2)R) was recently identified as a candidate antigen in 70% of cases of idiopathic membranous nephropathy, a common form of the nephrotic syndrome. The nature of antigens involved in other idiopathic and secondary membranous nephropathies remains unclear. METHODS We searched for antibodies against… (More)
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1013792

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