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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181f7438e
Case Reports

Nephrotic Syndrome in Leishmaniasis

Iwuji, Collins MB, BS, MSc, MRCP*; Churchill, Duncan FRCP*; Gilleece, Yvonne FRCP*; Kingdon, Edward FRCP†; Wright, David MRCP, FRCPath†; Lucas, Sebastian FRCP, FRCPath‡; Fisher, Martin FRCP*

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Abstract

A 34-year-old white homosexual man presented with advanced human immunodeficiency virus disease and nephrotic syndrome. A renal biopsy demonstrated leishmania organisms in the interstitium and glomeruli, and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. Treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy and liposomal amphotericin led to parasitological clearance and improvement in proteinuria, although treatment discontinuation later led to clinical and parasitological relapse.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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