Pregnancy in membranous glomerulonephritis--course, treatment and outcome.

  title={Pregnancy in membranous glomerulonephritis--course, treatment and outcome.},
  author={Ze'ev Katzir and Sigi Rotmensch and Mona Boaz and Alexander Biro and A Michlin and Shmuel Smetana},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  volume={61 1},
BACKGROUND The effect and outcome of pregnancy in women with preexisting glomerulonephritis is a controversial issue. CASE We report the clinical course and treatment of a 23-year-old pregnant woman with biopsy-proven membranous glomerulonephritis. When she conceived, the patient had been in stable remission for 1 year. In the 14th week of pregnancy, the patient developed uncontrolled hypertension and nephrotic syndrome. Daily 1 g methylprednisolone intravenous pulses were administered for 3… CONTINUE READING