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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 655-657
Short course of cyclophosphamide therapy may reduce recurrence in patients with tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis syndrome

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Isfahan School of Medicine, Isfahan, Iran
2 Department of Pathology, Isfahan School of Medicine, Isfahan, Iran

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Shahram Taheri
Internal Medicine Department, St. Al Zahra University Hospital, Soffeh Ave., Isfahan
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We report a 43-year-old woman with tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis syn­drome (TINU syndrome) presented with a 5-day complaint of chills and fever, anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. She had elevated BUN and creatinine and urinalysis revealed decreased concen­tration, proteinuria, hematuria, and pyuria. A kidney biopsy showed non-caseating granulomatous tubulointerstitial nephritis. She suffered from anterior uveitis one month before, which was managed with local ophthalmic steroids. She received two months of oral high dose prednisolone, which was tapered over the next two months, and two months of 2 mg/kg cyclophosphamide. Her renal function recovered during the first two months. Her kidney and ocular symptoms did not recur during one year of follow-up. We suggest short course of cyclophosphamide and prednisolone for treatment of TINU syndrome to decrease the recurrence of kidney and ocular involvement.

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