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Am J Kidney Dis. 2004 Mar;43(3):544-51.

MPGN secondary to Lyme disease.

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University Department of Nephrology, Hippokration General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. kirmizis@med.auth.gr

Abstract

Lyme disease is a multisystem disorder with protean clinical manifestations that is caused by the tick-transmitted spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Infection caused by B burgdorferi is known to induce glomerulonephritis in animals. We report a patient with acute postinfection membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis after the clinical multisystem manifestation of Lyme disease, which was confirmed serologically. Although the patient was dialysis dependent for a protracted period of 5 months, the final outcome was excellent.

PMID:
14981613
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