Hong Kong Med J 1995;1:351-3 | Number 4, December 1995
Reversible acute renal failure in a patient with IgA nephropathy
SL Lui, KW Chan, TM Chan, IKP Cheng
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Reversible acute renal failure is a rare complication of IgA nephropathy. We report a patient with IgA nephropathy who developed acute renal failure after an episode of gross haematuria. Renal biopsy revealed extensive acute tubular damage and red blood cell casts. His renal failure recovered spontaneously without specific treatment. The clinical and pathological features of this IgA nephropathy complication are discussed.
Key words: IgA nephropathy; Gross haematuria; Acute renal failure
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