Pauci-immune Crescentic Glomerulonephritis: Case Report
American Journal of Medical Case Reports
Pauci-immune glomerulonephritis ( PIGN) is a potentially life-threatening condition that progresses rapidly to renal failure within days or weeks. Here we present a 62 -year-old African American female who was found to have acute kidney injury at the time of presentation. Further workup including renal biopsy showed anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) associated pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis. The patient was started on steroids and cyclophosphamide however, the patient’s kidney function continued to get worse and required hemodialysis. Unfortunately, our patient passed away after two months of diagnosis secondary to cardiac arrest.
Mnkana W, Wong N, EL-Sawalhy E, Abdelrahim A, Gaith H, Ping Z, et al [Bazzi, R] Pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis: case report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports 2022;10(3):45-47. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-10-3-1.