Glomerular Disease and Pregnancy

  • Hitesh H. Shah
  • Kenar D. Jhaveri
  • Jai RadhakrishnanEmail author


Glomerular diseases are not uncommon during pregnancy. Development of de novo glomerular diseases or relapse of a prior disease can occur during pregnancy. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is the most common biopsy proven glomerular disease during pregnancy followed by IgA nephropathy and membranous nephropathy. While live births are seen with glomerular diseases and pregnancy, preterm delivery, preeclampsia and fetal complications are not uncommon in these pregnancies. This chapter discusses in depth the various glomerular diseases during pregnancy, and the clinical approach and outcomes.


Glomerular disease and pregnancy Pregnancy and glomerular disease Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis Minimal change disease ANCA-associated vasculitis Anti-GBM antibody disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hitesh H. Shah
    • 1
  • Kenar D. Jhaveri
    • 2
  • Jai Radhakrishnan
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Nephrology, Department of MedicineLong Island Jewish Medical Center, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellGreat NeckUSA
  2. 2.Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension, Department of MedicineNorth Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellGreat NeckUSA
  3. 3.Division of Nephrology, Department of MedicineColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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