Recurrence of IgA nephropathy 17 months after renal transplantation in the allograft transmitted thin basement membrane disease (TBMD) from donor

Y Nakagawa, K Saito, S Nishi, V Bilim, T Tanikawa, M Ueno, H Shimada, Y Osawa, M Arakawa, K Takahashi
Clinical Transplantation 1999, 13: 59-62
Recurrence of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) following renal transplantation has been described in 40-50% of such patients and it usually has a good outcome. We present the case of a 20-yr-old woman with IgAN who developed end-stage renal failure in 1995. In November 1996, she received a kidney from a living-related donor and was treated with tacrolimus, azathioprine and steroids. Zero- and one-hour biopsies were performed, which revealed minor glomerular abnormalities in light microscopy, thin basement membrane disease (TBMD) in electron microscopy. Eight months later she developed microscopic hematuria and proteinuria; however, the graft function was normal. Renal biopsy revealed an IgAN that is thought to be due to recurrence of the original disease.

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