Membranous glomerulonephropathy in a patient with bullous pe
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Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune blistering skin disease that usually develops in elderly persons. The etiology of BP is associated with immunological abnormalities that are characterized by a chronic course of sub-epidermal bullous skin lesions with linear IgG and C3 deposition at the cutaneous basement membrane zone and frequently elevated serum basement membrane zone antibodies. Patients with autoimmune diseases and malignancies often develop BP, and some are complicated by kidney diseases, such as membranous glomerulonephropathy (MN).Here, we describe MN that developed in a patient with BP. Steroid therapy helped to decrease proteinuria and heal skin lesions while concomitantly lowering BP-specific autoantibodies...

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