IgA Nephropathy and Psoriasis in a Child

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Fidan H. K., Er A., Büyükkaragöz B., Vargöl E., Memiş L., Söylemezoğlu H. O.

TURKISH NEPHROLOGY, DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL, vol.22, no.3, pp.313-315, 2013 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Ig A nephropathy is the most common primary glomerulonephritis worldwide. Painless macroscopic hematuria is frequent in children and often coincides with infections of the upper respiratory tract and/ or digestive system. The distinctive carbohydrate side chains of IgA1 molecules play an important role in the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy. Definitive diagnosis of IgA nephropathy requires evaluation of a renal biopsy specimen. Psoriasis is also a common childhood chronic skin disease with changes in epidermal differentation and proliferation. There are also a few literature reports on the co-existence of IgA nephropathy and psoriasis mainly in adult patients. Herein, we report a child with psoriasis who was diagnosed as Ig A nephropathy after periods of painless hematuria.