Table 3.

Histopathologic findings in 696 out of 1139 patients identified with first-time hospital-recorded nephrotic syndrome, and 1771 patients out of 5268 patients with first-time recorded nephrotic proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia with kidney biopsies ±6 months from the index date

CharacteristicPatients with a Kidney Biopsy in Context of Hospital-Recorded NS, n (%)Patients with a Kidney Biopsy in Context of Nephrotic Proteinuria and Hypoalbuminemia, n (%)
Any kidney biopsy696 (100)1771 (100)
Any GN in kidney biopsy668 (96)1627 (92)
Type of GNa
 Minimal change disease (MCD)185 (27)369 (21)
 Membranous nephropathy (MN)153 (22)236 (13)
 Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)77 (11)176 (10)
 Mesangioproliferative glomerulopathy94 (14)241 (14)
 Membranoproliferative GNGN34 (5)69 (4)
 Proliferative endocapillary GN11 (2)23 (1)
 Deposition GN53 (8)85 (5)
 Necrotizing and crescentic GN and vasculitis (extracapillary GN)18 (3)138 (8)
 Diabetic nephropathy37 (5)102 (6)
 Hypertensive nephropathy and thrombotic microangiopathies29 (4)134 (8)
 Nonglomerular conditions (interstitial and/or tubular inflammation/necrosis)29 (4)117 (7)
 Other/unspecified GN and fibrosis277 (40)870 (49)
  • NS, nephrotic syndrome.

  • a Each person was allowed to contribute with more than one type of GN.