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Thin membrane nephropathy 

Thin membrane nephropathy

Chapter:
Thin membrane nephropathy
Author(s):

Peter Topham

and John Feehally

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.210802_update_002

Update:

Chapter has been reviewed and minor changes made throughout.

Updated on 22 Sep 2016. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 23 August 2017

Thin membrane nephropathy is a common autosomal dominant glomerular disorder that results in persistent non-visible haematuria and is pathologically characterized by the presence of diffuse and uniform thinning of the glomerular basement membrane. Recent genetic studies have identified mutations in the COL4A3 and COL4A4 genes in 40% of affected families. There is no specific treatment. Prognosis is excellent for most people, but a few cases with progressive renal impairment have been described....

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