Granulomatous Interstitial Nephritis: A Rare Cause of Acute Kidney Injury

Sajad Ahmad, Muhammad Anees, Hina Akbar, Noreen Akhtar
2018 Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons  
Acute granulomatous interstitial nephritis (GIN) is a rare cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) but treatable. It is present in 0.5 to 0.9% of native renal biopsies. Treatment with moderate dosage of steroids is associated with good prognosis. We herein review a case of a 48-year lady having AKI following drug-induced damage [non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antibiotics]. Her renal functions did not improve after one month of drug withdrawal, so renal biopsy was done that showed
more » ... as done that showed acute GIN. She was treated with intravenous then oral steroids that completely resolved AKI.
doi:10.29271/jcpsp.2018.11.885 pmid:30369386 fatcat:xm3oifehafderahurpao4cpzly