Table 2.

The result of kidney biopsy for a subgroup (n=288) of cases with nephrotic syndrome

Kidney Biopsy ResultFrequency, n (%)
NSAID UseNon-NSAID UseTotal
Membranous GN50 (30)28 (23)78 (27)
Focal and segmental glomerular lesions34 (20)35 (29)69 (24)
Diffuse crescentic GN19 (11)12 (10)31 (11)
Diffuse mesangiocapillary GN18 (11)7 (6)25 (9)
Minimal change disease15 (9)13 (11)28 (10)
Diffuse membranous GN10 (6)10 (9)20 (7)
Diffuse mesangial proliferative GN10 (6)7 (6)17 (6)
Minor glomerular abnormality6 (4)6 (5)12 (4)
Diffuse endocapillary proliferative GN3 (2)0 (0)3 (1)
Dense deposit diseases1 (1)1 (1)2 (1)
Congenital nephrotic syndrome with focal glomerulosclerosis1 (1)0 (0)1 (0)
Lipoid nephrosis0 (0)1 (1)1 (0)
Other pathological kidney lesions0 (0)1 (1)1 (0)
Total167 (100)121 (100)288 (100)
  • NSAID, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.