Kidney nontumor
Associated with systemic conditions
Sarcoidosis

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

Revised: 26 March 2018, last major update December 2012

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PubMed Search: Sarcoidosis [title] kidney

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Definition / general
Case reports
Treatment
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Diagnosis of exclusion
  • Interstitial non-caseating granulomatous nephritis, nephrocalcinosis, often segmental thickening and wrinkling of glomerular capillary walls
  • Granulomas look fibrotic with minimal or no lymphocytic cuffing (naked nuclei)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Granulomatous interstitial nephritis

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Renal biopsy shows
nonspecific features,
which is common
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Recurrence after renal transplant

Immunofluorescence description
  • No specific findings
Electron microscopy description
  • Numerous single and coalescent calcific microspherules within basement membrane, paramesangial zone and mesangium