Membranous nephropathy related to hepatitis B virus in adults.

  title={Membranous nephropathy related to hepatitis B virus in adults.},
  author={Kar Neng Lai and Philip Kam-tao Li and Siu fai Lui and Tak Cheung Au and John Siu-Lun Tam and Kwok Lung Matthew Tong and Fernand Mac-Moune Lai},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={324 21},
BACKGROUND The natural course of adult hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related membranous nephropathy in areas where HBV infection is endemic (characterized by vertical and horizontal transmission of HBV in early childhood) has not been fully defined. METHODS We evaluated the clinical features, pathological findings, serologic profiles, therapeutic responses, and prognoses of 21 patients with adult-onset HBV-related membranous nephropathy. The patients were followed for a mean of 60 months (range, 12… CONTINUE READING
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