Hepatitis B virus deoxyribonucleic acid in kidney cells probably leading to viral pathogenesis among hepatitis B virus associated membranous nephropathy patients.


In order to investigate the role of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in the pathogenesis of renal lesion in HBV-associated membranous nephropathy (HBVMN) patients, serial studies using an in situ hybridization technique at different time points were performed. Within 6 months after the onset of the disease, 7 of 8 (87.5%) HBVMN patients demonstrated HBV DNA in… (More)