Factors that can increase your risk of membranous nephropathy include:

  • Medical conditions that can damage your kidneys. Certain diseases and conditions increase your risk of developing membranous nephropathy, such as lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
  • Certain medications. Examples of medications that can cause membranous nephropathy include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and gold salts.
  • Certain infections. Examples of infections that increase the risk of membranous nephropathy include hepatitis B, hepatitis C and malaria.
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