Kidney nontumor
Drug related toxicity
Gold therapy

Author: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 6 February 2018, last major update September 2012

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Cite this page: Sangle, N. Gold therapy. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/kidneygold.html. Accessed February 19th, 2018.
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