Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1790--1794

Recurrent Scleritis and Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy - A Case Series and Literature Review of an Unusual Association


Mataf Shafee Farid, Nitin Miyar Nayak, Shakuntala Modi, S. Ramakrishnan, Dilip Rangarajan, Padmanabhan Subramanian 
 Department of Nephrology, NU Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Padmanabhan Subramanian
Department of Nephrology, NU Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
India

Immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy is usually restricted to the kidneys in most cases, but associations with other immune and inflammatory diseases exist. Scleritis, however, is an unusual association. We present an observational case series of two patients who initially presented with recurrent episodes of scleritis. A thorough evaluation for recurrent scleritis did not reveal any secondary cause per se. They were further evaluated extensively for incidental proteinuria and microscopic hematuria. Renal function was normal. Renal biopsy was performed which revealed IgA nephropathy in both the patients. They were given oral prednisolone and telmisartan for six months and followed for nine and six months, respectively, after steroids were discontinued. Proteinuria remitted, renal function remained normal, and there were no further episodes of scleritis in these patients.


How to cite this article:
Farid MS, Nayak NM, Modi S, Ramakrishnan S, Rangarajan D, Subramanian P. Recurrent Scleritis and Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy - A Case Series and Literature Review of an Unusual Association.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2021;32:1790-1794


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Farid MS, Nayak NM, Modi S, Ramakrishnan S, Rangarajan D, Subramanian P. Recurrent Scleritis and Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy - A Case Series and Literature Review of an Unusual Association. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Sep 29 ];32:1790-1794
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