A case of Tsutsugamushi disease presenting with nephrotic syndrome

Ju Hyun Lee, Mi Jung Lee, Dong Ho Shin, Shin-Wook Kang, Kyu Hun Choi, TaeHyun Yoo

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Abstract

Nephrotic syndrome associated with Tsutsugamushi disease has not been previously reported. We are describing a case of Tsutsugamuchi disease presenting with nephrotic syndrome. A 72-year-old woman presented with fever and generalized edema. Laboratory studies revealed a leukocytosis, hypoalbuminemia, and hypercholesterolemia. Her urine protein excretion was 5.4 g/day. The anti- Tsutsugamushi antibody test was strongly positive (1:2,560). A renal biopsy was performed, and pathologic findings revealed membranous glomerulonephritis. The patient's clinical symptoms improved markedly after treatment with doxycycline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)728-731
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 1

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Nephrotic Syndrome
Hypoalbuminemia
Membranous Glomerulonephritis
Doxycycline
Leukocytosis
Hypercholesterolemia
Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies
Edema
Fever
Urine
Kidney
Biopsy
Proteins
Therapeutics

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Lee, Ju Hyun ; Lee, Mi Jung ; Shin, Dong Ho ; Kang, Shin-Wook ; Choi, Kyu Hun ; Yoo, TaeHyun. / A case of Tsutsugamushi disease presenting with nephrotic syndrome. In: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 28, No. 6. pp. 728-731.
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A case of Tsutsugamushi disease presenting with nephrotic syndrome. / Lee, Ju Hyun; Lee, Mi Jung; Shin, Dong Ho; Kang, Shin-Wook; Choi, Kyu Hun; Yoo, TaeHyun.

In: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine, Vol. 28, No. 6, 01.11.2013, p. 728-731.

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