The purpose of this study is to see if a medicine called Sulodexide will help prevent or
slow down the progression of Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis type II/Dense Deposit
Disease. Sulodexide is not yet FDA approved and has not been studied in children.
Study aim/hypotheses: to measure the efficacy of Sulodexide treatment in patients with the
Study subjects will be asked to take Sulodexide twice a day. The Sulodexide will be taken
in addition to the regular medications the subject is on. There will be no change in these
other medications. The subject will also be asked to have blood tests each month to follow
kidney function. The frequency of these tests is the normal/standard frequency for persons
with MPGN II/DDD and is neither increased nor decreased because of participation in this
study. The study will occur over 6 months for each subject.
1. Patients must be 5 yrs. to 20 yrs. old
2. Patients must have Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis Type II (MPGN2), also
known as Dense Deposit Disease (DDD)
1. Patients less than 5 years of age or older than 20 years of age
2. Patients who DO NOT have a diagnosis of Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis
(MPGN 2) also known as Dense Deposit Disease
3. Evidence of hepatic dysfunction including total bilirubin >2.0mg/dL (34 micromol/L)
or liver enzymes >3 times upper limit of normal.
4. A history of any major medical condition (excluding DDD), including but not limited
to: gastrointestinal bleeding in the past 3 months; HIV; active Hepatitis B or C
(current active disease defined as an abnormal liver biopsy or persistent, elevated
transaminases, SGOT, SGPT); and other medical conditions deemed serious by the
5. any risk of bleeding, including a history of bleeding diathesis and a platelet count
6. active cancer
7. Participation in any experimental drug study in the 60 days prior to entry into this
study; or plan to participate in any experimental drug study during the study period.
8. Known allergy or intolerance to any heparin-like compounds
9. Inability to give an informed consent or cooperate with the study personnel -