The role of renal biopsy in women with kidney disease identified in pregnancy.

Clara Day, Peter Hewins, S Hildebrand, L Sheikh, G Taylor, Mark Kilby, Graham Lipkin

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BACKGROUND: Renal disease may present for the first time in pregnancy, either as symptomatic disease or as a consequence of antenatal screening. The role of antenatal and post-partum percutaneous renal biopsy in the management of such patients is discussed. METHODS: We describe two series of women; the first is a series of 20 women presenting with renal disease of a severity to warrant renal biopsy during pregnancy whilst the second, comprises 75 women who had an initial presentation of renal disease in pregnancy and underwent post-partum renal biopsy. RESULTS: Biopsy during pregnancy revealed a glomerular disorder in 19/20 (95%) with immediate change of management in 9/20 (40%). In 17/20 (85%) there was delivery of a live infant at median gestation of 36 weeks (range 25-40). Follow-up of women [median 103.3 months (2.5-256)] showed 9/20 (45%) had a GFR of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-6
Number of pages6
JournalNephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


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