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Nephron. 1993;63(2):222-5.

IgA nephropathy and hypercalcemia in Whipple's disease.

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Department of Rheumatology, Clinic Wilhelm Schulthess, Zurich, Switzerland.

Abstract

In 2 patients an IgA nephropathy was found 2 and 5 years before gastrointestinal symptoms led to the diagnosis of Whipple's disease. One patient additionally presented with hypercalcemia. Subsequently 1 patient died, whereas treatment with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole resulted in an improvement of IgA nephropathy and in a complete recovery from hypercalcemia and all the manifestations of Whipple's disease in the other patient. IgA nephropathy and hypercalcemia may be considered as early manifestations of Whipple's disease.

PMID:
7680774
DOI:
10.1159/000187187
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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