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agreed "granular deposits" rules out MCD (the only other nephrotic syndrome) because MCD is IF (-)
could someone explain why the other choices are ruled out by biopsy?
@cooldudeboy1 PSGN does have a granular immunofluorescence, but there is no previous illness or hematuria mentioned so you can rule that out. Goodpasture is classically linear IF since they're antibodies against the GBM. IgA nephropathy is mesangial IF so it would deposit more in the middle. Minimal change wouldn't show anything on IF
Totally agree w/ you Qball... I thought MPGN too, but I think Penicillamine makes it Membranous Nephropathy