Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN)-associated glomerulonephritis presenting with nephrotic syndrome is not common. We describe a 69-year-old hypertensive man in whom PAN coexisted with IgA nephropathy presenting with severe nephrotic syndrome, livedo reticularis, testicular pain, and microaneurysm of renal vessels. Extensive literature review of PAN-associaled glomerulonephrilis was summarized. PAN-associated IgA nephropathy should be considered in a patient having PAN with nephrotic syndrome. Steroid therapy is an effective therapy in cases where these 2 diseases coexisted.
- IgA nephropathy
- nephrolic syndrome
- polyarteritis nodosa
Lin, W., Chen, H-F., Wu, I. W., Wu, J. Y-J., & Wu, M-S. (2012). Polyarteritis Nodosa-Associated with IgA Nephropathy-Case Report and Literature Review. Acta Nephrologica, 26(1), 32-36. https://doi.org/10.6221/2012.26