AIIMS PG Entrance May 2015 – MCQ 35 – Nephropathy associated with malignancy

Which of the following is the commonest form of nephropathy associated with malignancy?
A. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
B. Minimal change disease
C. IgA nephropathy
D. Membranous nephropathy

Correct answer : D. Membranous nephropathy

Membranous nephropathyMembranous nephropathy – Micrograph showing basement thickening.

  • Membranous nephropathy can be associated with tumours of the colon & lung and hematological malignancies like chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  • Other associations include autoimmune disorders, infections like syphilis, drugs like penicillamine and inorganic salts.

Image credits: Author : Nephron. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Membranous_nephropathy_-_mpas_-_very_high_mag.jpg

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