SECONDARY POLYCYTHEMIA ASSOCIATED WITH IDIOPATHIC MEMBRANOUS NEPHROPATHY

I H KHAN, J G SIMPSON, A M MACLEOD, G R D CATTO

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Abstract

A 44-year-old man developed idiopathic membranous nephropathy and true secondary polycythaemia. With advancing azotemia, polycythaemia gradually resolved and venesection was no longer required. Only 2 cases of polycythaemia associated with membranous nephropathy have been reported previously. Secondary polycythaemia is a rarely reponed association of membranous nephropathy and may increase the risk of thromboembolism, which might be prevented with venesection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-311
Number of pages2
JournalNephron Experimental Nephrology
Volume64
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1993

Keywords

  • MEMBRANOUS NEPHROPATHY
  • SECONDARY POLYCYTHEMIA
  • PROTEINURIA

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