Glomerular Disease in the Elderly

  • Nages Nagaratnam
  • Kujan Nagaratnam
  • Gary Cheuk
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This is a brief review of glomerular disease in the elderly. The incidence of glomerula disease (GD) in the elderly is relatively higher than in young adults. This has been attributed to the increase in malignancies and in the use of a variety of drugs. The histopathological change in the elderly includes extracapillary proliferation, membranoproliferation, membranous nephropathy, focal-segmental glomerulosclerosis, mesangial glomerulonephritis, minimal change disease and diabetic glomerulosclerosis. In the elderly, postinfectious GN may account for a higher proportion in the elderly.


Glomerular disease Postinfectious glomerulonephritis Amyloidosis Multiple myeloma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nages Nagaratnam
    • 1
  • Kujan Nagaratnam
    • 1
  • Gary Cheuk
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of SydneyWestmead Clinical SchoolWestmeadAustralia
  2. 2.Rehabilitation and Aged Care ServiceBlacktown-Mt Druitt HospitalMount DruittAustralia

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