What are the secondary causes of glomerular disease?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Secondary causes of glomerular disease include the following:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Scleroderma
  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Wegener granulomatosis)
  • Mixed cryoglobulinemia
  • Endocarditis
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Syphilis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Parasitic infection
  • Heroin use
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  • Penicillamine
  • Amyloidosis
  • Light-chain deposition disease
  • Neoplasia
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
  • Shiga-toxin or  Streptococcus pneumoniae – related HUS
  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura
  • Reflux nephropathy

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