Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 720--723

Amyloidosis secondary to xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis: A rare association


Rajpal Singh Punia1, Neerja Dhingra1, Harsh Mohan1, Sanjay D'Cruz2 
1 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Neerja Dhingra
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32-A, Chandigarh 160030
India

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis and secondary systemic amyloidosis are re­latively common pathologies with innumerable cases being reported now and then. However the association of these entities is an extremely uncommon occurrence with only ten cases described in the literature. Clinical remission of amyloidosis develops in a majority of these patients after re­moval of the renal lesion. We present a case of this rare association in a young female who under­went nephrectomy for a non-functioning kidney. A histopathological diagnosis of xanthogranu­lomatous pyelonephritis was made. In addition there were deposits of amyloid in the glomeruli and the interstitial blood vessels.


How to cite this article:
Punia RS, Dhingra N, Mohan H, D'Cruz S. Amyloidosis secondary to xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis: A rare association.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2010;21:720-723


How to cite this URL:
Punia RS, Dhingra N, Mohan H, D'Cruz S. Amyloidosis secondary to xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis: A rare association. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Aug 19 ];21:720-723
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