Mesangial IgA Deposits in Two Patients with AIDS-Related Complex

Department of Nephrology, Hôpital Bichat, Paris, France.
Nephron (Impact Factor: 13.26). 02/1990; 54(4):338-40. DOI: 10.1159/000185891
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Two patients with AIDS-related complex who presented with renal failure and microscopic hematuria were found to have mesangial deposits of IgA at renal biopsy. Though such glomerular deposits have not yet been reported in patients with HIV infection, their occurrence is most likely not coincidental. Indeed, there are striking similar abnormalities in patients with primary IgA nephropathy and in those infected with HIV. A careful screening for microscopic hematuria may lead to disclose further cases of mesangial IgA deposits in patients with HIV infection.

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