Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis

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Chapter 507 Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis

Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), also known as mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis, most commonly occurs in children or young adults. MPGN can be classified into primary, idiopathic, and secondary forms of glomerular disease. Secondary forms of MPGN are most commonly associated with subacute and chronic infection, including hepatitis B and C, syphilis, subacute bacterial endocarditis, and infected shunts, especially ventriculoatrial shunts (shunt nephritis). MPGN can also be one of the glomerular lesions seen in lupus nephritis (Chapter 508).