Kidney nontumor
Other drug related toxicity
Gold therapy


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Revised: 11 March 2019

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PubMed Search: Gold therapy [title] kidney

Nikhil Sangle, M.D.
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Cite this page: Sangle N. Gold therapy. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/kidneygold.html. Accessed January 18th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Gold salts (Wikipedia: Gold salts [Accessed 18 January 2018]) may cause interstitial nephritis or nephrotic syndrome with gold deposits present within tubular epithelium, interstitial macrophages and free within renal interstitium
  • Gold treatment may be continued for short periods under close supervision despite moderate proteinuria without causing permanent renal damage (Br J Rheumatol 1989;28:53)
Case reports
Treatment
  • Cessation of gold therapy
Immunofluorescence description
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