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reumatoid arthritis and kidney

H Nordin, L M Pedersen
Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic, disabling disease with significant excess mortality which is partly caused by renal disease, infection and renal insufficiency being the main contributors. The bulk of renal problems in reumatoid arthritis are related to complications such as vasculitis and amyloidosis, and complications to the medical treatment of the disease, the main offenders being gold salts, penicillamine and cyclosporine. Also, there is increasing evidence that reumatoid arthritis per se can cause subclinical renal dysfunction with microalbuminuria as well as clinical disease, caused by immune-complex mediated glomerulonephritis and interstitial tubular fibrosis...
May 27, 1996: Ugeskrift for Laeger
L Callís
Authors review their own experience in PAN, Lupus ery thematosus and renal Amyloidosis. Two patients with PAN, both with arterial hypertension: one of them of macrosco pic type, presenting great aneurysms localized in brain and in renal arteries; the other patient had microscopic type, with good response to corticotherapy after three years of follow-up. Four patients with lupus erythematosus nephritis; kidney biopsy was performed in three of them: two cases with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and the last one with extramembranos glomerulonephritis...
July 1981: Anales Españoles de Pediatría
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