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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Glomerulonephritis with low serum complement

In the work-up of a patient with glomerulonephritis (GN), low serum complement can narrow the differential diagnosis to the following conditions:

1- Systemic lupus erythematosus*
2- Infective endocarditis*
3- Shunt nephritis*
4- Poststreptococcal GN*
5- Mesangiocapillary GN
6- Cryoglobulinemia
7- Primary complement deficiency

* Usually suggested by clinical features

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