Initial evaluation should start with a thorough history and physical examination followed by laboratory testing. Renal biopsy remains the diagnostic standard. Because both idiopathic and secondary membranous nephropathy (MN) can present with nephrotic syndrome or proteinuria, further work-up is needed in all patients to look for secondary causes.
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