In 70 patients with functionally compensated chronic glomerulonephritis (CGN), the disease outcomes were elucidated after the use of the 4-component therapy (a cytostatic, an anticoagulant, an antiaggregation agent and prednisone). The therapy appeared much more effective in the nephrotic types of CGN than in the active nephritic types. Remission was only attained in a subgroup of patients with the active types: with an early stage of the maximally active type of mesangiocapillary CGN. In the nephrotic type CGN, the therapy was effective in short-phase disease and ineffective in long persistence of that syndrome. In the nephrotic types, mesangioproliferative CGN as well as the short-phase nephrotic syndrome irrespective of the morphological type turned out predictors of a favourable outcome following the treatment. No effect can be predicted in focal segmental hyalinosis/sclerosis accompanied by arterial hypertension and the protracted nephrotic syndrome.