Cite this page: Sangle N. Gold therapy. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/kidneygold.html. Accessed April 6th, 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)
- Cessation of gold therapy
- May have IgG or C3 deposits in granular pattern in glomerular basement membrane, due to unknown immune complex (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1981;105:373)