Journal Article

Rare immune-mediated pneumonitis in association with post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis

Kate S. Wiles, Mihye Lee, Richard Brindle, Nicholas J. Railton, Robin J. Clark, David N. Poller and Juan C. Mason

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

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

Volume 26, issue 12, pages 4140-4142
Published in print December 2011 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online September 2011 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfr526
Rare immune-mediated pneumonitis in association with post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis

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We describe the case of a 48-year-old man with an acute nephritis and respiratory failure. Clinical history, streptococcal antibody titres and renal biopsy led to a diagnosis of post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis. Respiratory investigations excluded pulmonary oedema and infection. We hypothesize that this man had a co-existing post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis and an immune-mediated pneumonitis. This is a very rare association, which was last described in 1982.

Keywords: glomerulonephritis; pneumonitis; post-streptococcal

Journal Article.  1148 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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