Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 183--185

Membranous nephropathy associated with tuberculosis-a case report


Madhumita Pal1, Moumita Sengupta1, Keya Basu1, Arpita Roychowdhury2 
1 Department of Pathology, IPGME&R and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Nephrology, IPGME&R and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Arpita Roychowdhury
Department of Nephrology, IPGME&R and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata
India

Rationale: Genitourinary tuberculosis can develop during the disease course of disseminated disease and the distinctive histological finding is epithelioid granuloma with or without caseation and accompanied Langhans-type giant cells. Barely, the lesion is only restricted to kidney involving both glomerular and extraglomerular compartment. Association with immune complex-mediated glomerulonephritis has been sparsely reported in the literature. Patient concern: A 42-year-old non-diabetic, non-hypertensive male presented with generalized body swelling and frothing of urine for 3 months. Diagnosis: Membranous nephropathy with tuberculous interstitial nephritis. Intervention: Anti-tuberculous therapy for extrapulmonary tuberculosis was administered along with low dose corticosteroid. Outcomes: Reduction of proteinuria was achieved at one month follow-up visit. Lessons: Tuberculosis should be considered as a potentially treatable cause of secondary membranous nephropathy as pharmacotherapy greatly helps improve the outcome.


How to cite this article:
Pal M, Sengupta M, Basu K, Roychowdhury A. Membranous nephropathy associated with tuberculosis-a case report.Asian Pac J Trop Med 2022;15:183-185


How to cite this URL:
Pal M, Sengupta M, Basu K, Roychowdhury A. Membranous nephropathy associated with tuberculosis-a case report. Asian Pac J Trop Med [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jun 27 ];15:183-185
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