Table 3.

Outcome in aPLA2R antibody-positive patients (n=79): outcome in different tertiles of antibody titer (ELISA)

OutcomeaPLA2R=41–175 U/ml (n=26)aPLA2R=176–610 U/ml (n=26)aPLA2R>610 U/ml (n=27)P Value
Partial remission11 (42%)8 (31%)11 (41%)NS
Complete remission7 (27%)9 (35%)8 (30%)NS
Renal failure1 (4%)3 (12%)5 (19%)NS
Persistent proteinuria7 (27%)6 (23%)3 (11%)NS
Spontaneous remissiona10 (38%)8 (31%)1 (4%)<0.01
  • Definitions of remission are in the text.

  • a No treatment with immunosuppressive agents.