IgA nephropathy associated with polycythaemia vera: accelerated course

K. Kasuno, T. Ono, T. Kamata, T. Kawamura, K. Suyama, A. Oyama, H. Matsushima, T. Kuwahara, E. Muso, S. Sasayama
1997 Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation  
Key words: crescentic glomerulonephritis; IgA nephro-attacks and urolithiasis from the age of 27 years, along pathy; platelet aggregation; polycythaemia vera with mild proteinuria and haematuria and mild polycythaemia 5 years before admission, blood values were haematocrit (Htc ) 52%, white blood cell count 13 000/ml, red blood cell ( RBC ) count 5 600 000/ml, Case report On admission, he presented with a reddish face, injected conjunctivae, and moderate hepatosplenome-Patient 1 a 35-year-old
more » ... t 1 a 35-year-old Japanese male, was referred to galy. Neurological signs and the findings on head CT our hospital in June 1994 because of a hypertensive scan were consistent with cranial nerves VIII and IX crisis (224/140 mmHg) with headache, visual disturbdamage due to cerebral infarction. Repeated and freance, and dark urine. He had been normotensive until quent blood pressure measurements were within March 1994 when he developed an upper respiratory normal limits. infection. His past history included recurrent gout Urinalysis in both cases demonstrated intense proteinuria (patient 1, 4.0 g/day; patient 2, 2.8 g/day) and Correspondence and offprint requests to: Eri Muso MD, Third haematuria (20-40 RBCs; 30-40 RBCs per high-power
doi:10.1093/ndt/12.1.212 pmid:9027804 fatcat:536tkcapuvgn3ka3o4gke634xi