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Twitter Poll (March 18, 2020)

Vanessa Moreno, MD
By Vanessa Moreno, MD

Mar 19, 2020

ANSWER: B

Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) is the most commonly described glomerular disease in IgG4-related disease. MGN was present in about 7% of cases of IgG4-related tubulointerstitial nephritis from two biopsy series studies.

Other specific glomerular diseases have been reported in patients with IgG4-related disease, including IgA nephropathy/Henoch Schönlein purpura nephritis, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), and mesangioproliferative immune complex glomerulonephritis.

 

References:

  1. Alexander MP, et al. Membranous glomerulonephritis is a manifestation of IgG4-related disease. Kidney Int 2013; 83:455-462.
  2. Saeki T, et al. Membranous nephropathy associated with IgG4-related systemic disease and without autoimmune pancreatitis. Clin Nephrol 2009; 71:173-178.
  3. Morimoto J, et al. Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis-like glomerular disease and concurrent tubulointerstitial nephritis complicating IgG4-related autoimmune pancreatitis. Intern Med 2009; 48:157-162.
  4. Jindal N, et al. Membranous nephropathy: a rare renal manifestation of IgG4-related systemic disease. Clin Nephrol 2012; 77:321-328.
  5. Fervenza FC, et al. IgG4-related tubulointerstitial nephritis with membranous nephropathy. Am J Kidney Dis 2011; 58:320-324.

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