Membranous Glomerulonephritis Associated With Hepatitis C Virus Infection In An Adolescent

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Abstract

The clinical, laboratory and pathological findings are reported in an adolescent patient with hyper-IgM immunodeficiency syndrome (dysgammaglobulinemia) which was complicated by primary sclerosing cholangitis and membranous glomerulonephritis. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA was detected in serum by the polymerase chain reaction. A possible etiological relationship between hepatitis C virus infection and membranous nephropathy is discussed.

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