Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

190 Doctors Online
Owl Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What is MPGN type ll and what causes it ?

my 14yr old daughter has had mpgn type ll for 5 years now what is it? & what causes it?
Fri, 27 Jan 2012
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear Karen,
Welcome to HCM.
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis ("MPGN"), also known as mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis,is a type of inflammation of the glomerulonephrons caused by deposits in the kidney glomerular mesangium and basement membrane (GBM) thickening, damaging the glomeruli. It is one of the primary renal causes of Nephrotic Syndrome.
Type II (also called "dense deposit disease" is similar to type I. except that in this case, it is believed to be associated with the alternative complement pathway.
In short your daughter is unfortunately affected by kidney disease, which requires expert management by a nephrologist. Please carefully follow the advise of your nephrologist.
Wishing your daughter speedy recovery.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....