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Membranous Nephropathy Complicating Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma


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Title: Membranous Nephropathy Complicating Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Authors: Uramatsu, Tadashi / Furusu, Akira / Nishino, Tomoya / Obata, Yoko / Kanamoto, Yasuhide / Komuro, Satoru / Ito, Masahiro / Taguchi, Takashi / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine / 日本内科学会
Citation: Internal Medicine, 49(6), pp.585-588; 2010
Abstract: The patient was a 38-year-old woman diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. Steroid pulse therapy and mizoribine was started in late October 2002 and continued for about 10 months, but no apparent therapeutic effect was obtained. During this period, the patient was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. As nephritic syndrome did not improve, renal biopsy was performed and membranous nephropathy (MN) was diagnosed. After resection of nasopharyngeal carcinoma was performed, the urinary protein level decreased rapidly. Since MN caused by nasopharyngeal carcinoma is very rare, this represents an interesting case of malignancy-associated MN.
Keywords: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma / Nephrotic syndrome / Secondary membranous nephropathy
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/23146
ISSN: 09182918
DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.49.2762
Rights: © 2010 The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine.
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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