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Acute renal failure by rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis with IgA deposition in a patient concomitantly diagnosed with multibacillary Hansen's disease: a case report.

Translated Title
IRA por glomerulonefrite rapidamente progressiva com depósito de IgA em uma paciente com diagnóstico concomitante de hanseníase multibacilar: relato de caso
Abstract

Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) is a renal disease with an extensive differential diagnosis. This paper reports the case of a 55-year-old female patient diagnosed with Hansen's disease with acute progressive renal impairment after developing lower limb pyoderma. The association between Hansen's and kidney disease has been well documented, with glomerulonephritis (GN) ranked as the most common form of renal involvement. Post-infectious glomerulonephritis (PIGN) in adults has been associated with a number of pathogens occurring in diverse sites. The patient described in this case report had RPGN and biopsy findings suggestive of PIGN with C3 and IgA detected on immunofluorescence and kidney injury secondary to recent infection by Staphylococcus, a well-documented manifestation of renal impairment in patients with Hansen's disease.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Parente YDM
Castro AL
Araújo FB
Teixeira AC
Lima ÍC
Daher EDF
Year of Publication
2018
Journal
Jornal brasileiro de nefrologia : 'orgao oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Language
por
ISSN Number
2175-8239
DOI
10.1590/2175-8239-jbn-2018-0056
Alternate Journal
J Bras Nefrol
Publication Language
por