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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-36

A clinicopathological study of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis in the light of new evolving classification


1 Department of Pathology, TMSS Medical College, Bogura, Bangladesh
2 Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
3 Department of Paediatric Nephrology, National Institute of Kidney Diseases and Urology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
4 Department of Paediatrics, TMSS Medical College, Bogura, Bangladesh
5 Department of ENT and HNS, TMSS Medical College, Bogura, Bangladesh

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Dr. Asaduzzaman
Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, Dhaka
Bangladesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/pnjb.pnjb_2_21

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Background: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is a progressive disease with poor prognosis. An emerging consensus on classification based on immunofluorescence findings separates MPGN into two groups: immune complex-mediated MPGN and complement-mediated MPGN. This study was undertaken to investigate the clinical, biochemical, and histopathological parameters in-between these two groups histologically diagnosed as MPGN previously. Materials and Methods: We conduct a retrospective cross-sectional study carried out at the Department of Pathology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka during the period from June 2016 to December 2017. A total of 67 histologically diagnosed MPGN cases were enrolled in the study. Immunofluorescence evaluations were performed and correlated with retrospective clinical and biochemical data. Results: Immune complex-mediated MPGN and complement-mediated MPGN cannot be differentiated by histopathology. There were no significant differences between clinical (age, sex, clinical presentation) and biochemical (serum creatinine, C3 level, C4 level) parameters between immune complex-mediated MPGN and complement-mediated MPGN. Conclusion: Clinical and biochemical and histopathological parameters in-between these two groups of MPGN show no significant difference.


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