C1q nephropathy | definition of C1q nephropathy by Medical dictionary
a type of immune complex glomerulonephritis with deposits of complement component C1q primarily found in children and young adults. Symptoms include loss of protein and/or blood in urine resulting from damage to the kidneys. It may ultimately cause kidney failure.
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Noted for dominant or co-dominant immunofluorescence staining for Clq on a renal biopsy, C1q nephropathy
appears to be on the spectrum of MCNS/FSGS.
Known examples of glomerulonephritis where segmental sclerosis is commonly part of the disease entity are immunoglobulin (Ig) A nephropathy, IgM nephropathy, and C1q nephropathy.
More controversial is the case of IgM or C1q nephropathy.