Transient IgA nephropathy with acute kidney injury in a patient with dengue fever

Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation: an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia 01/2010; 21.
Source: DOAJ


Dengue virus infection can clinically manifest as dengue fever, dengue shock syn-drome and dengue hemorrhagic fever. Acute kidney injury as a result of dengue virus infection can occur due to various reasons including hypotension, rhabdomyolysis, sepsis and rarely immune complex mediated glomerular injury. However, glomerulonephritis associated with IgA Nephropathy in dengue virus infection has not been reported previously. We report a case of 15-year-old boy who was admitted with dengue fever and dialysis dependant acute kidney injury. Urine examination showed microscopic glomerular hematuria and proteinuria. Kidney biopsy showed mesangial proliferation with mesangial IgA dominant immune complex deposits and acute tubular necrosis. A repeated kidney biopsy 6 weeks after clinical recovery showed reversal of glomerular changes as well as resolution of mesangial IgA deposits.

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    • "Similarly, rhabdomyolysis with1,5,7,19 and without AKI9,24,28 has been described in dengue patients. Renal histology results from patients with dengue-associated AKI are scarce and to the best of our knowledge, there were no previous cases of biopsy proven ATN with renal myoglobin deposition due to rhabdomyolysis associated with DF31,37,39. "
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    • "As in some previous reports on IgA nephropathy associated with infection (9, 19), the glomerulopathy in our patient appeared to be transient. It is possible that removal of the causative organism from circulation and improvements in renal and hepatic dysfunction might result in increased clearance of immune-complexes, thus leading to the resolution of IgA nephropathy. "
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    • "The importance of proteinuria resulting from dengue induced secondary glomerulonephritis is elucidated in literature by various authors [19]. Renal biopsy in DHF, even showed the presence of IgA nephropathy that was transient in nature, showing the possibility of immune-complex disease in dengue fever because of DENV associated antigen-antibody-complex deposition in renal glomerular tissue [20]. Identification of soluble immune complex in DHF specific for dengue virus in serum reiterates this issue [21]. "
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