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      Hepatitis B e Antigen-Associated Membranous Nephropathy

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Hepatitis B virus infection, Hepatitis B e antigen, Membranous nephropathy

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          A case of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated membranous nephropathy (MN) is presented in an 18-year-old Korean male, whose renal disease had begun 9 years previously. He was positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) and antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) in the serum. By immunofluorescence, HBeAg staining was noted in glomerular deposits in association with IgG, C<sub>3</sub> and C<sub>1q</sub>, while neither HBsAg nor HBeAg was found in the glomerular deposits. The presence of glomerular HBeAg staining by FITC-monoclonal anti-HBe F(ab’)<sub>2</sub> fragments has been reported before, but never in non-Japanese patients. The demonstration of HBeAg in both the glomerular deposits and serum in this case supports the causal relationship of HBeAg and HBV-associated MN.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1989
          1989
          10 December 2008
          : 52
          : 4
          : 356-359
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Pathology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, and bDepartment of Internal Medicine, Paik Hospital, Inje Medical College, Seoul, Korea
          Article
          185677 Nephron 1989;52:356–359
          10.1159/000185677
          2671764
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
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