Complications of Membranous Nephropathy

What are the complications of Membranous Nephropathy?

The main complications of Membranous Nephropathy are related to presence of nephrotic syndrome including hypogammaglobulinemia and increased risk of infection, hypovitaminosis D due to loss of vitamin D binding protein, and most importantly increased risk of thromboembolic event, with an incidence as high as 50% in patients with severe proteinuria.

An increased risk of cardiovascular events in particular in the first 2 years in the setting of severe nephrosis is well documented in this population.

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