Membranous Nephropathy

Etiology

  • Age > 50
  • Accounts for ~30% of nephrotic syndrome in adults
  • 25% of cases are assoc w/Hep B or C, SLE, meds, syphilis, malignancy; remainder are idiopathic

Symptoms

  • Develops over months
  • Symptoms related to volume overload
  • GFR may be preserved
  • Unexplained venous thrombosis

Physical Exam Findings

  • Peripheral edema
  • Sometimes periorbital and hand edema
  • BP can be normal

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