Rheumatoid arthritis and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: an unusual case

Derici U., Kan E., Ertoy D., Arinsoy T., Dursun A., Bicik Z., ...More

NEPHROLOGY, vol.7, no.3, pp.155-157, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1440-1797.2002.00097.x
  • Journal Name: NEPHROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-157
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Renal involvement is not uncommon in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Many RA patients have renal dysfunction either secondary to the drugs used to treat arthritis or because of the chronic inflammation. Renal pathologies have often included amyloidosis, drug-related renal disease and mesangial glomerulonephritis. However, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis has only been rarely reported. We report a case of rheumatoid arthritis associated with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis that rapidly progressed to end-stage renal disease.