November 1985

Cure of Membranous Nephropathy After Resection of Carcinoma

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis (Drs Yamauchi and Linsey), and the Departments of Pathology (Dr Biava) and Nephrology (Dr Hopper), University of California, San Francisco.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(11):2061-2063. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360110137027

• Clinical cure was effected in two patients with biopsyproved membranous nephropathy associated with neoplasms. One had a complete histologic remission as well. The incidence of malignancy in an unselected group of patients with membranous nephropathy in our institution was 9%. Careful workup in all patients over age 40 years with membranous nephropathy should be done to exclude tumor.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:2061-2063)