Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 618--622

Renal involvement in behcet«SQ»s disease


Mohammad Reza Ardalan1, Shahram Sadreddini2, Hamid Noshad1, Aliasghar Ebrahimi2, Mahsheed Molaeefard2, Mohammad Hossein Somi3, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja4 
1 Department of Nephrology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Department of Rheumatology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3 Liver and Gastrointestinal Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4 Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad Reza Ardalan
Nephrology Department, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz
Iran

There are conflicting reports about the renal involvement in Behcet«SQ»s disease (BD). In this study we aimed to study the frequency and type of renal involvement in a group of patients with BD in Azerbaijan province that is one of the prevalent areas of BD in Iran. All cases of BD were prospectively followed between June 2004 and January 2007, and evaluated for renal dys­function (serum creatinine > 1.7 mg/dL), glomerular hematuria and proteinuria. Those patients with proteinuria > 500 mg/day and serum creatinine level > 2 mg/dL, underwent renal biopsy. From a total number of 100 patients, six patients (6%) had obvious renal involvements. Four patients had glome­rular hematuria and proteinuria. Renal biopsy in two of them revealed measangial proliferative glumerulonephritis with IgA deposit in one of them and membranoproliferative glumerolonephritis in another one. Two remaining patients had serum creatinine > 2 mg/dL without any hematuria or proteinuria. Serologic study for viral agents and collagen vascular disease were negative in all patients with renal involvements. In conclusion, renal involvement in BD is not infrequent, although in most cases it is mild in nature and may be missed.


How to cite this article:
Ardalan MR, Sadreddini S, Noshad H, Ebrahimi A, Molaeefard M, Somi MH, Shoja MM. Renal involvement in behcet's disease.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2009;20:618-622


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Ardalan MR, Sadreddini S, Noshad H, Ebrahimi A, Molaeefard M, Somi MH, Shoja MM. Renal involvement in behcet's disease. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Dec 12 ];20:618-622
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