Filarial nephritis: a cause of nephrotic syndrome

Rao, Ravikala V and Anupindi, Lakshmi and Chatterjee, Amitab and Varghese, George K and Krishnanand, BR (1993) Filarial nephritis: a cause of nephrotic syndrome. Tropical and geographical medicine, 44 (5). pp. 180-181.

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A 26-year-old male presented with oedema, massive albuminuria and microscopic haematuria. Kidney biopsy revealed enlarged cellular glomeruli infiltrated by polymorphs and eosinophils with focal fibrin deposits along the basement membrane. Microfilariae were seen in the lumen of few glomerular capillaries. Antistreptolysin titre was negative. The absence of other aetiological factors and presence of microfilariae within glomeruli suggests that nephrotic syndrome may be due to a filarial nephritis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microfilariae, Nephritis,Nephrotic Syndrome, Eosinophols,India
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2013 10:36
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2013 10:36

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