Journal Article

Collapsing glomerulopathy and haemophagocytic syndrome related to malaria: a case report

Abdou Niang, Samira Elfajri Niang, El Hadji Fary Ka, Mamadou M. Ka and Boucar Diouf

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 23, issue 10, pages 3359-3361
Published in print October 2008 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online August 2008 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfn427
Collapsing glomerulopathy and haemophagocytic syndrome related to malaria: a case report

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Authors report a 37-year-old Senegalese woman with no known history of nephropathy who was admitted for fever related to malaria, severe acute renal failure requiring dialysis with nephrotic syndrome. Biological examinations and bone marrow aspiration showed hemophagocytic syndrome. A kidney biopsy found a ‘collapsing glomerulopathy’ (CG). A protracted course of steroids yielded a complete, unexpected remission of the nephrotic syndrome and renal function was normal at 18 months.

Keywords: collapsing glomerulopathy; haemophagocytic syndrome; nephrotic syndrome

Journal Article.  1475 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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