Hepatitis B virus related membranous glomerulonephritis and proteinuria treated with lamivudine and tenofovir.

Research paper by Partha P Das, Vadamalai V Vivek, Martin M Ford, Edward E Kingdon, Stephen S Holt

Indexed on: 01 Jan '11Published on: 01 Jan '11Published in: BMJ case reports


Membranous glomerulonephritis is the most common histological renal lesion associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The authors describe here a case of a patient presenting with the nephrotic syndrome and HBV infection but without progressive liver disease. The use of lamivudine and tenofovir resulted in arrest of proteinuria and stabilisation of renal function.