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Table 3 Comparison between patients with MCD and MN

From: Mercury-associated glomerulonephritis: a retrospective study of 35 cases in a single Chinese center

parameters MCD
(n = 21)
MN
(n = 13)
P-value
Age (year) 35.1 ± 8.2 (21~50) 38.7 ± 8.5 (20~52) 0.223
Urinary Protein (g/24 h) 6.0 (2.1~19.7) 3.7 (1.6~13.4) 0.130
Albumin (g/L) 18.5 (12.5~30.1) 23.9 (15.0~41.4) 0.011*
Duration of Mercury Exposure (mo) 4.0 (1.0~120.0) 9.5 (2.0~120.0) 0.042*
Urinary Mercury Concentration (μg/L) 36.2 (13.6~138.2) 22.2 (10.0~125.0) 0.037*
Blood Mercury Concentration (μg/L) 24.3 (8.7~180.0) 18.7 (8.2~97.0) 0.161
  1. Abbreviation: MCD minimal change disease, MN membranous nephropathy