Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 379--383

Anti-glomerular basement membrane: A rare cause of renal failure in children


Indira Agarwal1, Ahmad Al-Ghitany2 
1 Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology Unit, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Ahmad Al-Ghitany
Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology Unit, Ain Shams University, Cairo
Egypt

Anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease is a rare cause of acute renal failure and known to have bad prognosis regarding renal functions recovery and patient survival specially when diagnosed late and presents with severe renal failure that requires dialysis. We report a case of 11-year-old child with acute renal failure secondary to anti-GBM disease and associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive vasculitis. He was treated with plasmapheresis, steroids, and cyclophosphamide with recovery of his kidney functions.


How to cite this article:
Agarwal I, Al-Ghitany A. Anti-glomerular basement membrane: A rare cause of renal failure in children.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2017;28:379-383


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Agarwal I, Al-Ghitany A. Anti-glomerular basement membrane: A rare cause of renal failure in children. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Jun 22 ];28:379-383
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