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Research Article

Sarcoidosis and membranous glomerulonephritis: a significant association.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982; 284 doi: (Published 01 May 1982) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982;284:1297
  1. R G Taylor,
  2. C Fisher,
  3. B I Hoffbrand


    Three patients were seen who had sarcoidosis associated with glomerulonephritis. Subsequent review of published reports of cases in which the two conditions occurred simultaneously showed a pattern of histological type of glomerulonephritis different from that seen in patients without associated disease. In sarcoidosis with glomerulonephritis there appeared to be a dearth of minimal-change disease and an excess of membranous glomerulonephritis compared with the prevalence that would be expected if the renal disease was merely a chance occurrence. These findings may provide evidence for an important relation between sarcoidosis and glomerulonephritis.