Transformation of hepatitis B virus-related membranous glomerulonephritis to crescentic form


Taskapan H. , OYMAK O., DOGUKAN A., OZBAKIR O., UTAŞ C.

CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY, cilt.54, ss.161-163, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.161-163

Özet

We report a case of hepatitis B virus- (HBV) related membranous glomerulonephritis which progressed to crescentic transformation after withdrawal of immunosupressive treatment. Immunosupressive therapy probably enhanced HBV replication, and its withdrawal led to a return of immune competence resulting in progression of the glomerulonephritis. Prior screening of all patients for hepatitis B surface antigen, before using immunosupressive therapy may prevent this complication. The usage of immunosupressive therapy as a first-line choice in REV-related glomerulonephritis may result in harmful complications.