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How Long to Live with MPGN

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2014-03-09 03:30

MPGN is a kind of glomerulonephritis in which glomeruli become affected. It can be divided into three types. As there is no a cure for the disease, how long to live with MPGN is still a major concern for the patients.


MPGN is an immunologically disorder with immune complexes in different parts of kidneys. To clear off the immune complexes from body, an inflammation is activated by body. If the inflammation can not be controlled, it will cause scarring of kidneys. As renal function declines, the patients will certainly have a shorter life span.

How long to live with MPGN?

It is not possible to predict how long to live with MPGN as it is affected by variables. Some patients can live as long as decades. However, some patients may die very soon if kidney function declines acutely. What factors can affect the life span of a person with MPGN?

MPGN type

MPGN can be divided into three types. As the depositions of immune complexes and kidney damage degrees are different, the prognosis will also be different.


There are a variety of causes of MPGN like infection, systemic disorder etc. Also, it may be genetic. How long to live with MPGN also can be affected by the primary causes.


It is reported that most of the patients with MPGN may die of the complications before their kidneys fail completely. Serious complications can shorten their life span significantly.


What treatment to have plays a way role in affecting how long to live with membranous nephropathy. If the impaired glomeruli can be repaired, it will bring about a renal function improvement. If the kidneys can function more efficiently, the patients will certainly live longer.

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