Successful renal transplantation in a child with ANCA-associated microscopic polyangiitis

Besbas N., Ozaltin F., Tinaztepe K., Gucer S., Ozen S., Bakkaloglu M., ...More

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY, vol.18, no.7, pp.696-699, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00467-003-1114-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.696-699
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Crescentic glomerulonephritis (CGN) is a clinicopathologic entity which is characterized by severe renal dysfunction of rapid onset with glomerular crescents. Type III CGN is associated with the absence of glomerular immune complex deposition (pauci-immune) and is associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA). Microscopic polyangiitis and idiopathic pauci-immune necrotizing glomerulonephritis (NCGN) are strongly associated with ANCA directed against myeloperoxidase (anti-MPO). We describe here an unusual pediatric patient with MPO-ANCA-associated rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN), emphasizing the management and outcome of the disease.