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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1101-1105
Catching the Worm Early: An Atypical Case of Bancroftian Filarial Nephropathy


1 Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of General General Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Arvind Krishnakumar
Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.301177

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Filarial glomerular disease has been attributed to circulating immune complex deposition. We report here a rare manifestation of filarial nephropathy with microfilariae documented in glomerular capillaries in addition to immune complex glomerulonephritis, thus suggesting that direct toxicity may also contribute to the pathogenesis of this entity.


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