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Sickle cell disease and lupus nephritis

Ahmed B Idris, Ala Abdulgayoom, Eman Mudawi, A M El Hassan, Elwaleed Mohamed Elamin, Lamyaa Ahmed Mohamed El Hassan
In spite of the wide distribution of sickle cell disease (SCD) in Africa, an association with systemic lupus erythromatosis (SLE) is seldom reported. This may be due to the poor association between the two diseases or the high prevalence of missed cases. Progressive renal injury is prominent in both SCD and SLE. In this communication, we are presenting a case of an 11-year-old male who presented with sickle cell nephropathy that manifested as nephrotic syndrome with no response to conservative therapy, alongside unexplained massive hemolysis...
May 2015: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Justine Bacchetta, Pierre Cochat
Primary disease recurrence after renal transplantation is mainly diagnosed by examination of biopsy samples, but can also be associated with clinical symptoms. In some patients, recurrence can lead to graft loss (7-8% of all graft losses). Primary disease recurrence is generally associated with a high risk of graft loss in patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, membranous proliferative glomerulonephritis, primary hyperoxaluria or atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome. By contrast, disease recurrence is associated with a limited risk of graft loss in patients with IgA nephropathy, renal involvement associated with Henoch-Schönlein purpura, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated glomerulonephritis or lupus nephritis...
June 2015: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Barry I Freedman, Karl Skorecki
Molecular genetics have revolutionized the understanding of susceptibility to the broad spectrum of kidney diseases with light microscopic appearance of FSGS, particularly in populations with recent African ancestry. These disorders include idiopathic FSGS, HIV-associated nephropathy, severe lupus nephritis, sickle cell nephropathy, and the primary kidney disorder focal global glomerulosclerosis, which had historically been ascribed to systemic hypertension. FSGS was once thought to include a multitude of unrelated disorders with similar histologic appearance...
November 7, 2014: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Vinay Minocha, Fauzia Rana
Introduction. The diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) can be difficult to establish because the musculoskeletal, central nervous system, and renal manifestations are similar in both diseases. In the presented case, we highlight the diagnostic challenge that can evolve in patients with a concurrence of both diseases and we establish the importance of early recognition and treatment of lupus nephritis in patients with SCD. Case Presentation. We present a case of a 31-year-old African American female with sickle-C disease (hemoglobin SC) who was admitted to our hospital with complaints of periumbilical abdominal pain associated with intractable nausea and vomiting, abdominal distension, and worsening lower extremity edema...
2013: Case Reports in Hematology
Zakiya Al-Mosawi, Badriya E Al-Hermi, Khulood K Al-Saad, Eman M Farid, Hussain A Makki
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical and serological features of children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a major referral center in Bahrain and to assess the comorbidity, its morbidity, and mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of children with SLE treated in the Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic at Salmaniya Medical Complex, Kingdom of Bahrain from 1998 to 2007. The ethical approval for the study was obtained from the Research Health Committee, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Bahrain...
May 2009: Saudi Medical Journal
Kamal V Kanodia, Aruna V Vanikar, Kamal R Goplani, Sonia B Gupta, Hargovind L Trivedi
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell nephropathy (SCN) is an important cause of mortality in patients with sickle cell disease. SCA with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is known in children and less common in adults, however diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis (DPLN) with SCN has rarely been reported in adults. It requires early diagnosis and aggressive management. CASE PRESENTATION: We present here a 35 years old lady with sickle cell disease who presented with edema, dyspnoea on exertion, pyuria and had raised s...
2008: Diagnostic Pathology
Ahmed M Alkhunaizi
OBJECTIVE: To identify the pattern of renal pathology among renal biopsy specimens, and to study the clinical correlation in a general hospital in the eastern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. METHODS: All patients who underwent native kidney biopsy by the author at Dhahran Health Center (DHC) between June 1998 and April 2005 were included and prospectively followed-up. RESULTS: One hundred native kidney biopsies were performed on 95 patients with a mean age of 40...
November 2007: Saudi Medical Journal
Sarala Naicker
This review of the secondary glomerulonephritides outlines presentation clues to assist the primary healthcare worker in making the diagnosis. Glomerulonephritis (GN) due to the following disorders will be described: hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), sickle cell disease (SCD), and systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE).
2003: Ethnicity & Disease
Vinay Raj Saxena, Rina Mina, Hamid J Moallem, Sreedhar P Rao, Scott T Miller
Coexistence of sickle cell disease (SCD) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been reported in 11 patients. The authors describe five additional patients with SCD and symptoms initially attributable to SCD who were later found to have SLE. Patients were identified over a 10-year period (1991-2001) in a pediatric sickle cell population numbering approximately 350. All patients are African-American. Age at diagnosis of SLE was 9 to 17 years (median 11 years), and follow-up after diagnosis ranged from 6 months to 10 years (median 3 years)...
August 2003: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
A A Bakir, G Dunea
For various ethnic and socioeconomic reasons the pattern of renal disease in the inner city displays distinctive features. Hypertension is frequent, often intractable, and generally conditioned by salt sensitivity and a high sodium intake. Chronic hypertensive nephrosclerosis, found predominantly in African Americans, comprises marked cardiomegaly, renal shrinkage, and hypertensive retinopathy. It has been overdiagnosed in the past, but actually accounts for less than 20% of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in African Americans...
July 2001: Seminars in Nephrology
O I Kamaeva, Iu P Reznikov, N S Pimenova, L V Dobritsyna
Antigliadin antibodies (AGA) mark celiac disease, but AGA are also encountered in IgA-nephritis, psoriasis, sickle-cell anemia, hepatic disorders, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune thyroidism and in persons who occupationally contact great amounts of wheat. AGA IgA and/or IgG were registered in 19 of 60 subjects (51 adults and 9 children) with various immunomediated diseases without symptoms of celiac disease: in 4 cases of chronic active hepatitis, in 2 of 4 cases of chronic persistent hepatitis, in 4 of 16 cases of rheumatoid arthritis, in 3 of 19 cases of IgA-deficiency, in 1 of 8 cases of SLE, in 2 cases of postvaccine reaction, in all the single cases of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, focal scleroderma, macroglobulinemia...
1998: Klinicheskaia Meditsina
G Flanagan, D K Packham, P Kincaid-Smith
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March 1993: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
M D Griffin, E J Bergstralhn, T S Larson
This study sought to characterize patients with renal papillary necrosis seen at one tertiary referral center by reviewing medical records of patients with a confirmed diagnosis between January 1, 1976 and September 1, 1992. One hundred sixty-five cases were identified. The mean age at diagnosis was 57 yr (SD 15). The female-to-male ratio was 1.1:1.0. Ninety-two percent of patients were white. Seventy-seven percent of cases were unsuspected before diagnosis, and 16% were diagnosed at autopsy. The most common associated conditions were urinary tract infection, analgesic abuse, urinary tract obstruction, diabetes mellitus, and sickle cell disease...
August 1995: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
R C Harris, M Martinez-Maldonado
During the past decade, experimental and clinical evidence has indicated an important role for the renin-angiotensin system in the progressive destruction of nephrons in a wide variety of chronic renal diseases. Studies have indicated that in the subtotally nephrectomized rat model of progressive glomerulosclerosis, in experimental diabetes mellitus, in the chronic phase of puromycin aminonucleoside-induced nephrotic syndrome and in Heymann's nephritis, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors dramatically preserve both nephron structure and function...
1995: Mineral and Electrolyte Metabolism
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