Korean J Med.  2004 Nov;67(Suppl 3):S804-S808.

A case of acute renal failure and IgA nephropathy associated with acute hepatitis A

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kbsnep@yahoo.co.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Hepatitis A is usually a mild, non-fulminant, self-limiting disease of the liver. Acute renal failure, in associated with non-fulminant hepatitis A, is extremely rare and is rarely documented by kidney biopsy. Here we report the case of a 28-year old male with acute non-fulminant hepatitis A who developed acute renal failure early in the course of the disease and recovered without dialysis. In this report, renal biopsy was done. The renal biopsy showed acute tubular necrosis and IgA nephropathy. We discuss the mechanism responsible for renal failure in acute hepatitis A virus infection on the basis of presumed pathogenesis and renal biopsy.

Keyword

Acute renal failure; Acute hepatitis A; IgA nephropathy
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