Prognosis of untreated patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy

  title={Prognosis of untreated patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy},
  author={Arrigo Schieppati and Lidia Mosconi and Annalisa Perna and Giuliano Mecca and Tullio Bertani and Silvio Garattini and Giuseppe Remuzzi},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
BACKGROUND Defining the most appropriate treatment for patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy is a matter of controversy. The course of the disorder is often benign, and the immunosuppressive regimens used in some patients have uncertain benefits and substantial risks. We studied the natural history of idiopathic membranous nephropathy in patients who received only symptomatic therapy. METHODS We prospectively studied 100 consecutive patients (68 men and 32 women; mean [+/- SD] age… CONTINUE READING
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