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Table 1 Clinic characteristics of the three groups of patients

From: The continual presence of C3d but not IgG glomerular capillary deposition in stage I idiopathic membranous nephropathy in patients receiving corticosteroid treatment

  Group A (n = 40) Group B (n = 34) Group C (n = 20)
Sex (male/female) 20/20 17/17 12/8
Age (years) 45.50 ± 14.82 46.79 ± 13.62 24.95 ± 14.10
Time to biopsy (days) 113.90 ± 105.46 55.03 ± 63.67 59.85 ± 78.60
Steroid treatment (%) 100 0 65
MAP (mmHg) 94.45 ± 10.00 92.78 ± 10.81 88.42 ± 10.23
Hematuria (%) 0 0 5
Proteinuria (g/24 h) 5.80 ± 3.15 4.21 ± 2.37 3.72 ± 3.47
SCr(umol/L) 74.89 ± 26.42 59.34 ± 13.03 77.01 ± 37.94
BUN(mmol/L) 5.27 ± 1.59 3.89 ± 1.06 5.37 ± 1.88
  1. Group A: patients treated with corticosteroid before biopsy.
  2. Group B: patients treated without corticosteroid before biopsy.
  3. Group C: patients with mild mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis.