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Membranous Glomerulonephritis Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2012-09-26 15:47

Diagnosis of membranous Glomerulonephritis

Knowing the symptoms helps diagnosis the membranous glomerulonephritis.

Symptoms of the disease may appear early or over years, it includes:

- fatigue

- poor appetite

- weight gain

- foamy appearance of urine

- frequent urination at night

- hypertension

To make a final diagnosis, only symptoms are no enough. The following tests may be ordered:

- Urinalysis. It may reveal protein in the urine or blood in the urine. Glomerular filtration rate is usually nearly normal.

- BUN test

- Blood creatinine test

- Creatinine clearance test

- Test for albumin levels

- Kidney biopsy. It is ordered to confirm the diagnosis of membranous nephropathy.

Sometimes, in order to find out the cause of the disease, some tests should be performed, such as

- Complement levels

- Anti nuclear antibodies test

- Anti-double-strand DNA, if the antinuclear antibodies test is positive

- Cryoglobulin test

- Blood tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and syphillis

Differential Diagnosis

The differential diagnosis claims that the membranous Glomerulonephritis should be distinguished with the following kidney disease, including:

- Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)

- Minimal Chang Disease

- Glomerulonephritis, Membranoproliferative

The accurate diagnosis of Membranous Glomerulonephritis is the basis of the treatment. This disease involves changes and inflammation of the structure inside the kidney that help filter waste and fluids. Membranous Glomerulonephritis is found to relate with the abnormal immune system response. Thereby, therapies and management for inflammation and immune system are important for recovery. If you need any help, please leave a message below.

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