membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type 2

membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type 2

A condition that is much less common than MPGN 1, but similar clinically; in type 2, the glomerular membrane is more permeable to protein and blood cells.

Clinical findings
Nephrotic syndrome, nephritic syndrome; often follows upper respiratory tract infection; less often linked to partial lipodystrophy.

Prognosis
Poor; may recur post-transplant.

membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type 2

Nephrology A condition that is far less common than MPGN 1, but similar clinically; in type 2, the glomerular membrane is more permeable to protein and blood cells. See Nephrotic syndrome.