Granulomatous interstitial nephritis in extrapulmonary sarcoidosis

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

CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY, cilt.51, sa.4, ss.252-254, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 51 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.