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The most frequent histological findings for patients biopsied for NS were FSGS (19.8%), MGN (19.2%), LN (12.3%), MCD (11.0%), MPGN (10.6%) and HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) (4.4%).
Severity of primary MPGN, rather than MPGN type, determines renal survival and post-transplantation recurrence risk.
Lupus nephritis was the most common type of glomerular disease reported in 33.5% of the patients; membranous nephropathy was the most commonly observed primary glomerular lesion reported in 15.3% of the patients and 30% of the patients with primary GN (Figure 2); and MPGN was reported in 4.3% of all patients with GN.
A series in pakistan22 showed that the most frequently occurring glomerulopathy in our region is MPGN, which accounts for 22.22% closely followed by MN 20.37% and FSGS 16.66% cases.
In the last decade novel insights in pathogenic mechanisms have changed our understanding and the classification of MPGN [5].
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is a descriptive term for abnormal glomerular changes characterized by distinct histological findings.
When we examined the data from Turkey in this area, we found that the most common histopathological diagnoses included FSGS and MPGN in children who underwent biopsy with similar indications (13, 14, 18).
Eden O'Shea-Price from Prestatyn had to stop eating processed foods and limit her salt and dairy intake, after she was diagnosed with a chronic condition called Mesangiocapillary Glomerulonephritis (MPGN).
Histological evaluation of the steroid-resistant group revealed: minimal change disease (n=2), membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN; n=2), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (n=2) and mesangial cell proliferation (n=1).
There are various histopathological alterations reported in renal biopsy from ARF caused by acute malaria including acute tubular necrosis, acute glomerulonephritis, mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (in chronic malaria) (18-22).
Anti-C1q antibodies can be found also in other autoimmune diseases such as hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Felty's syndrome, rheumatoid vasculitis, Sjogren's syndrome, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), and IgA nephropathy [119,120].