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"Crescentic glomerulonephritis"

Bharat Kumar, Jennifer Strouse, Melissa Swee, Petar Lenert, Manish Suneja
INTRODUCTION: Hydralazine is an antihypertensive medication that has been associated with drug-induced lupus erythematosus (DIL) as well as ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Although rare, early diagnosis is critical since drug cessation is the mainstay of therapy. This retrospective study aims to characterize the clinical, laboratory, and histopathologic features of this disease. METHODS: Once approval was obtained from the Institutional Review Board at the University of Iowa, all patients carrying a diagnosis of vasculitis (ICD9 code: 447...
January 12, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
M Sahay, Y Saivani, K Ismal, P S Vali
Systemic lupus erythematosus is common in our country, and renal involvement is an important cause of chronic kidney disease. This study was aimed at comparing the three regimens, i.e., cyclophosphamide-based regimes (low dose and high dose) and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)-based regime and determining if cyclophosphamide (CPM)-based regime can be an effective, safe, and cheap alternative to MMF-based regime in a resource-limited setting. Out of 144 patients, females constituted 89%. Nephrotic nephritic presentation was the most common...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Sonja Krohn, Jasper F Nies, Sonja Kapffer, Tilman Schmidt, Jan-Hendrik Riedel, Anna Kaffke, Anett Peters, Alina Borchers, Oliver M Steinmetz, Christian F Krebs, Jan-Eric Turner, Silke R Brix, Hans-Joachim Paust, Rolf A K Stahl, Ulf Panzer
The IL-17 cytokine family and the cognate receptors thereof have a unique role in organ-specific autoimmunity. Most studies have focused on the founding member of the IL-17 family, IL-17A, as the central mediator of diseases. Indeed, although pathogenic functions have been ascribed to IL-17A and IL-17F in the context of immune-mediated glomerular diseases, the specific functions of the other IL-17 family members in immunity and inflammatory kidney diseases is largely unknown. Here, we report that compared with healthy controls, patients with acute Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmatic antibody (ANCA)-associated crescentic glomerulonephritis (GN) had significantly elevated serum levels of IL-17C (but not IL-17A, F, or E)...
February 26, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Haralampos M Moutsopoulos, Hariklia Gakiopoulou
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January 31, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Yosra Selmi, Rania Kheder-Elfekih, Hela Jebali, Lilia Ben Fatma, Wided Smaoui, Madiha Krid, Soumaya Beji, Lamia Rais, Mohamed Karim Zouaghi
Various adverse reactions may occur after intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) therapy. Although the virulence of attenuated BCG is low, serious complications such as bacterial cystitis, bladder contractures, granulomatous prostatitis, epididymitis, orchitis, and systemic reactions such as fever and malaise have been described. Disseminated granulomatosis such as hepatitis and pneumonitis have also been described, but are rare. We report here the case of a 67-year-old patient who presented with renal granulomatosis with polyangiitis following intravesical BCG therapy for superficial bladder tumor...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Pallav Gupta, Devinder Singh Rana
As the life expectancy is increasing, there is a rise in elderly population and consequent increase in the patients with renal disease. There is an inconsistency between clinical and histopathological diagnosis in elderly, and so renal biopsy is important in these patients to decide appropriate clinical management and prognosis. This study outlines the importance of renal biopsy in elderly and describes the clinical and pathologic spectrum of renal diseases in patient ≥60 years. All patients (age ≥60 years) undergoing renal biopsies from January 2011 to December 2014 were included in this retrospective study...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Jonathan Oxley Oxland, Jason Ensor, Robert Freercks
We report here a case that highlights tuberculosis (TB) as a possible cause for pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis (c-GN), an important and often treatable cause of kidney injury. A 47-year-old HIV-negative man of mixed ethnicity presented with a 2-week history of cough, haemoptysis and unintentional weight loss. Chest examination revealed crepitations over the right upper zone and urinalysis demonstrated an active urinary sediment with red cell casts. Chest radiograph confirmed right upper lobe cavitation...
February 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Nathan Calabro, Kammi Henriksen, Seah H Lim, Eric Kerns
We report a case of glomerular basement membrane crescentic glomerulonephritis and multicentric Castleman disease-associated interstitial nephritis in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The patient received corticosteroids, cyclophosphamide, and plasmapheresis, and within 3 weeks, there was worsening thrombocytopenia, anemia, and renal function requiring initiation of hemodialysis. He then received 8 weekly doses of rituximab, and there was steady improvement in renal function, such that he stopped dialysis within 6 weeks and has remained in disease remission at 1-year follow-up...
February 9, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
Sohail Abdul Salim, Tauqeer Yousuf, Asha Patel, Tibor Fülöp, Mohit Agarwal
Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome (HUVS) is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by multiple organ system involvement, including renal disease, with low complement levels. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman who presented with nonspecific symptoms including fatigue, diarrhea, macular rash and abdominal pain with acute renal failure leading to end-stage kidney disease. Laboratory results showed hematuria, nephrotic range proteinuria, worsening creatinine and low C1q levels. Left kidney biopsy showed proliferative glomerulonephritis with crescent formation...
February 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Percy Herrera-Añazco, Percy Velásquez-Castillo, Josmel Pacheco-Mendoza, Germán Valenzuela-Rodriguez, Carmen Asato-Higa
The pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis (PICGN) is generally associated with small-vessel vasculitis with a few reported cases associated with other autoimmune diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). We present the case of a female 34-year-old patient with acute kidney injury symptoms with indication for renal replacement therapy in the context of clinical SLE diagnosis. A kidney biopsy was conducted and it was found that most glomeruli showed some segmental sclerosis with synechia to the Bowman's capsule...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Jennifer Eymael, Shagun Sharma, Markus A Loeven, Jack F Wetzels, Fieke Mooren, Sandrine Florquin, Jeroen K Deegens, Brigith K Willemsen, Vikram Sharma, Toin H van Kuppevelt, Marinka A Bakker, Tammo Ostendorf, Marcus J Moeller, Henry B Dijkman, Bart Smeets, Johan van der Vlag
A key feature of glomerular diseases such as crescentic glomerulonephritis and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is the activation, migration and proliferation of parietal epithelial cells. CD44-positive activated parietal epithelial cells have been identified in proliferative cellular lesions in glomerular disease. However, it remains unknown whether CD44-positive parietal epithelial cells contribute to the pathogenesis of scarring glomerular diseases. Here, we evaluated this in experimental crescentic glomerulonephritis and the transgenic anti-Thy1...
December 21, 2017: Kidney International
J Dhanapriya, T Balasubramaniyan, S P Maharajan, T Dineshkumar, R Sakthirajan, N Gopalakrishnan, M Nagarajan
IgA-dominant infection-related glomerulonephritis (IRGN) is a distinct morphologic variant of IRGN, characterized by dominant or codominant glomerular deposits of IgA, mostly in elderly and patients with diabetes. More cases are being reported in recent times due to increased awareness of the disease entity and increased rate of Staphylococcus infection. It usually presents as rapidly progressive renal failure with proteinuria, and treatment guidelines for this disease entity are not well defined. We report here 12 cases of IgA-dominant IRGN seen over a period of 5 years from a single center...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Shankar Prasad Nagaraju, Sindhura Lakshmi Koulmane Laxminarayana, Srinivas Kosuru, Rajeevalochana Parthasarathy, Ravindra Prabhu Attur, Dharshan Rangaswamy, Uday Venkat Matteti, Vasudeva Guddattu
Introduction: Diffuse Crescentic glomerulonephritis (CrGN) is characterized by rapidly progressive renal failure and has grave prognosis. There is significant regional and temporal variation in aetiology, prevalence and prognosis of diffuse crescentic glomerulonephritis (CrGN) with limited data available in adult Indian population. Aim: This study aims to identify the aetiology, clinico-pathological features and outcomes of diffuse CrGN in south Indian population...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Carole Henique, Guillaume Bollée, Xavier Loyer, Florian Grahammer, Neeraj Dhaun, Marine Camus, Julien Vernerey, Léa Guyonnet, François Gaillard, Hélène Lazareth, Charlotte Meyer, Imane Bensaada, Luc Legrès, Takashi Satoh, Shizuo Akira, Patrick Bruneval, Stefanie Dimmeler, Alain Tedgui, Alexandre Karras, Eric Thervet, Dominique Nochy, Tobias B Huber, Laurent Mesnard, Olivia Lenoir, Pierre-Louis Tharaux
Crescentic rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) represents the most aggressive form of acquired glomerular disease. While most therapeutic approaches involve potentially toxic immunosuppressive strategies, the pathophysiology remains incompletely understood. Podocytes are glomerular epithelial cells that are normally growth-arrested because of the expression of cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors. An exception is in RPGN where podocytes undergo a deregulation of their differentiated phenotype and proliferate...
November 28, 2017: Nature Communications
Abhilash Koratala, Xu Zeng, Amir Kazory
IgA nephropathy, the most prevalent form of primary glomerular disease, usually portends a favourable outcome. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCAs) have been reported in association with IgA nephropathy in a small subset of patients, mostly presenting with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis and necrotising crescentic lesions. Herein, we describe a case of IgA nephropathy, positive serum cytoplasmic and perinuclear ANCAs with anti-myeloperoxidase antibody, and preserved renal function without any histological evidence of necrotising or crescentic glomerulonephritis...
November 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Sam Sedaghat, Eleène Sahmila Heshmati, Thomas Frese, Wilma Gertrud Rasche, Filip Barinka, Florian Fahr, Joachim Beige, Stephan Schiekofer, Franz Maximilian Rasche
INTRODUCTION: The possible confounding influence of investigator-related preferences, available histological techniques, and healthcare systems on the frequencies and incidences of primary and secondary nephropathies was evaluated in this long-term observation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The observation time from 1983 to 2010 was divided in regard to the political regimes: a) prior to and after German reunification: German Democratic Republic (GDR, period 1 from 1983 to 1990)/Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, period 2 from 1990 to 2010); and the two heads of the division of nephrology, b) conductor 1 (1983 - 2006) and conductor 2 (2006 - 2010)...
December 2017: Clinical Nephrology
Chiaki Watanabe, Shoichi Fukui, Naoki Iwamoto, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Ayako Nishino, Tomohiro Koga, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Kunihiro Ichinose, Yasuko Hirai, Mami Tamai, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Kazuhiro Tabata, Atsushi Kawakami
A 65-year-old man was diagnosed with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) based on the detection of high MPO-ANCA, vasculitis and granulomas in a lung biopsy specimen and crescentic glomerulonephritis in a kidney biopsy specimen. Soon after the initiation of intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy (mPSL pulse) and intravenous cyclophosphamide pulse therapy (IVCY), the patient experienced cough and hemoptysis. Based on emerging anemia and bilateral diffuse lung consolidation on computed tomography, we judged that diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) was complicated by GPA...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
Adrian Schreiber, Anthony Rousselle, Jan Ulrich Becker, Anne von Mässenhausen, Andreas Linkermann, Ralph Kettritz
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) constitutes life-threatening autoimmune diseases affecting every organ, including the kidneys, where they cause necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis. ANCA activates neutrophils and activated neutrophils damage the endothelium, leading to vascular inflammation and necrosis. Better understanding of neutrophil-mediated AAV disease mechanisms may reveal novel treatment strategies. Here we report that ANCA induces neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) via receptor-interacting protein kinase (RIPK) 1/3- and mixed-lineage kinase domain-like (MLKL)-dependent necroptosis...
November 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Pitchaphon Nissaisorakarn, Vivette D'Agati, Kisra Anis, Belinda Jim
We present the case of a 75-year-old Hispanic woman with known stage 3 chronic kidney disease, long-standing hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus who presented with right-sided abdominal pain and acute kidney injury, nephrotic range proteinuria with positive antimyeloperoxidase antibody. A renal biopsy revealed IgA nephropathy with superimposed pauci-immune antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated crescentic glomerulonephritis. The patient was treated with pulse intravenous methylprednisolone, cyclophosphamide and plasmapheresis...
October 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Marie E Perrone, Anthony Chang, Kammi J Henriksen
Kidney diseases affect many hospitalized patients and contribute to morbidity and mortality. Therefore, kidney disease should be prevalent, but the frequency and spectrum of medical renal pathology in autopsy specimens has not been well documented. We sought to determine the spectrum of medical renal pathology in adult autopsy specimens and the frequency of overlooked diagnoses. We reviewed the hematoxylin- and eosin-stained kidney sections from 140 adult autopsies performed at a large teaching hospital over a 2-year period...
October 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
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