Tonsillectomy and steroid pulse therapy for recurrent IgA nephropathy in renal allograft

T Tsuchiya, S Ito, Y Yamaguchi, Y Moriyama, H Ehara, T Deguchi
Clinical Nephrology 2010, 73 (1): 68-71
We experienced two cases of steroid pulse therapy combined with tonsillectomy for recurrent IgA nephropathy (IgAN) in a renal allograft. We defined recurrent IgAN in renal allograft as IgA deposits in glomeruli with persistent proteinuria (> 0.5 g/ day) and microscopic hematuria in renal transplant recipients with biopsy-proven IgAN of their native kidneys. We performed steroid pulse therapy following tonsillectomy as therapeutic protocol for recurrent IgAN. The first patient was diagnosed with recurrent IgAN by allograft biopsy 3 years after renal transplantation, and a second patient was diagnosed after one year. The former patient's proteinuria disappeared 4 months after treatment and the latter patient's proteinuria disappeared after one month. Tonsillectomy combined with steroid pulse therapy can induce clinical remission in patients with recurrent IgAN after renal transplantation.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"