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Thin Basement Membrane Disease

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Thin glomerular basement membrane disease

  • This is a pathologic entity with the finding of blood or protein in the urine
  • Transmitted in most cases as an autosomal dominant disease

  • Blood or protein in the urine
  • Body swelling
  • High blood pressure in more than 35% of cases

  • Association between the disease and COL4A3/COL4A4 genes are conflicting.

  • Urine test shows blood or protein in the urine
  • Renal biopsy with electron-microscopic examination shows glomerular basement membrane (BM) thinning.

  • Supportive treatment for complications:
    1. Fluid restriction
    2. Manage hyperkalemia (high potassium)
    3. Control hypertension
    4. Dialysis
    5. Renal transplantation

  • High blood pressure
  • Diminished amount of urine
  • Chronic renal failure

  • This usually has a good prognosis.
  • Glomerular sclerosis in the initial biopsy suggests a progressive disease.

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