Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposits without Conspicuous Mesangial Proliferation, Complicated with Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma.

Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposits without Conspicuous Mesangial Proliferation, Complicated with Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma. Intern Med. 2019 Oct 15;: Authors: Higashihara T, Okada A, Nakamura Y, Saigusa H, Homma S, Matsumura M, Kusano T, Shimizu A, Takano H Abstract We performed a renal biopsy for nephrotic syndrome in a patient with squamous cell lung carcinoma, which can worsen the prognosis. Chemoradiation therapy was effective for the cancer and proteinuria; we thus inferred that the nephrotic syndrome had been closely associated with the carcinoma. A pathological analysis of the kidney showed monoclonality for λ chain, satisfying the diagnostic criteria of proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin deposits (PGNMID); however, conspicuous mesangial proliferation was not observed. This is the first case of PGNMID complicated with lung carcinoma; furthermore, our findings underscore the importance of examining renal lesions and assessing monoclonality in cancer patients. PMID: 31611527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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