Granulomatous interstitial nephritis in extrapulmonary sarcoidosis

Utas C., Dogukan A., Patiroglu T., Oymak S., Oymak O.

CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY, vol.51, no.4, pp.252-254, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.252-254


Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder in which the lungs or intrathoracic lymph nodes are involved in more than 90% of patients with the disease. It occasionally involves kidneys most commonly due to disordered calcium metabolism. Granulomatous interstitial nephritis is a distinct renal pathology in sarcoidosis. Renal dysfunction due to granulomatous interstitial nephritis is rare. We recently encountered a sarcoidosis patient without hypercalcemia and any evidence of pulmonary involvement which is distinctly unusual.