Co-existent crescentic glomerulonephritis and renal amyloidosis: A case report and literature review

Kristian T. Schafernak, Sumant S. Chugh, Yashpal S. Kanwar*

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Abstract

Co-existent crescentic glomerulonephritis and renal amyloidosis have only rarely been reported thus far. To our knowledge, only about eighteen convincing cases (with >50% crescents) have been described, mostly in the context of rheumatoid arthritis. In this report, we add a case from our institution and review the existing literature, including a proposed mechanism of crescent formation in this setting. Although the relationship between crescentic glomerulonephritis, renal amyloidosis, and rheumatoid arthritis needs further investigation, we suggest that one should consider the development of crescentic glomerulonephritis with amyloidosis in patients with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis and worsening renal function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-622
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nephrology
Volume18
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

Keywords

  • Amyloidosis
  • Crescentic glomerulonephritis
  • Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis
  • Renal biopsy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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