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Nephropathy in association with annular psoriasis.
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PMID:  22334979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Occurrence of glomerular diseases in psoriasis is rare, although the number of reports is increasing in recent years. Different types of glomerular involvement have been reported but mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis with IgA deposits, AA amyloidosis and membranous nephropathy are relatively common in association with psoriasis. The term 'psoriatic nephropathy' has been introduced recently. We contribute a case to the ongoing discussin regarding psoriatic nephropathy. Our patient had mesangio-proliferative glomerulonephritis (with IgG and C3 deposition) in association with annular psoriasis (rare variety of chronic plaque psoriasis). Presence of messangio-proliferative glomerulonephritis with IgG deposition is rare in association with psoriasis. The patient responded well to weekly methotrexate (15 mg) injection. Methotrexate has not been tried previously in psoriatic nephropathy or reported to be effective in it.
Gouranga Santra; Pradip Kumar Sinha; Dibyendu De
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0004-5772     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Physicians India     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505585     Medline TA:  J Assoc Physicians India     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  595-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Medicine, Medical College, 88, College Street, Kolkata-700073.
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