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J Infect Public Health. 2012 Apr;5(2):207-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2011.12.003. Epub 2012 Feb 21.

A patient with HIV infection presenting with diffuse membranous glomerulonephritis in a country with a low HIV prevalence--remarkable remission with therapy.

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  • 1Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul, Turkey.


The most common manifestation of HIV in the kidney is HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN). In this report, we describe the first documented case of membranous glomerulonephritis in an HIV-positive individual in Turkey, the country with the lowest HIV prevalence in the region. The case occurred in an HIV-positive, hepatitis C (HCV)-negative, and hepatitis B (HBV)-negative Caucasian male, who presented with nephrotic-range proteinuria. The patient had a favorable response to HAART and an angiotensin-receptor blocker.

Copyright © 2012 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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