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Lupus. 2011 Jan;20(1):98-101. doi: 10.1177/0961203310381516. Epub 2010 Nov 15.

Collapsing glomerulopathy associated with proliferative lupus nephritis: reversible acute kidney injury.

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Nephrology Division, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil. nataliamelo@ymail.com

Abstract

Collapsing glomerulopathy is a rare form of glomerular injury, characterized by segmental or global collapse of the glomerular capillaries, wrinkling and retraction of the glomerular basement membrane, and marked hypertrophy and hyperplasia of podocytes. Prognosis is usually poor, with most cases developing end-stage renal disease, in spite of treatment. The association of collapsing glomerulopathy and systemic lupus erythematosus is very unusual. In this report, we describe the first case of a simultaneous diagnosis of collapsing glomerulopathy and diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis. The case presented with acute kidney injury and nephrotic syndrome and evolved with partial remission of nephrotic syndrome and recovery of renal function after aggressive treatment with intravenous cyclophosphamide and methylprednisolone.

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21078765
DOI:
10.1177/0961203310381516
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