Table 3.

Most common etiologies of nephrotic syndrome in the very elderlya

Biopsy Diagnosisn%
Membranous nephropathy1122
Amyloidosis918
MCD816
IgA nephropathy36
Pauci-immune GN24
MPGN24
Diabetic GS24
FSGS (primary)24
Total3978
  • a Biopsies with multiple diagnoses are excluded. MCD, minimal change disease; GN, glomerulonephritis; MPGN, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis; GS, glomerulosclerosis; FSGS, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.