Tubular and interstitial diseases
Granulomatous interstitial nephritis
Reviewers: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 25 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Rare disorder, often due to drugs (aspirin, gentamycin), infections (E. coli, mycobacteria), sarcoidosis (Am J Kidney Dis 2012;59:303), Wegener’s granulomatosis, oxalosis secondary to intestinal bypass (Hum Pathol 1995;26:1347)
● 23 year old woman with tuberculosis (Clin Nephrol 2011;76:487)
● 42 year old man with rising serum creatinine 18 months after initiation of adalimumab therapy for ankylosing spondylitis (Am J Kidney Dis 2010;56:e17)
● 70 year old woman taking carbamazepine (Clin Exp Nephrol 2012;16:168)
● Steroids for idiopathic disease
● Usually granulomas, T cells and macrophages; rarely neutrophils
Cryptococcus infection related
Tuberculosis infection related
End of Kidney non-tumor > Tubular and interstitial diseases > Granulomatous interstitial nephritis
Ref Updated: 8/17/12
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