Bilateral scleritis and sclerokeratitis associated with IgA nephropathy

Manuel Garza-Leon, Diana Flores, Gabriela Alarcón-Galván, Concepción Sánchez-Martínez

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to report a case of bilateral nodular scleritis in a patient with final diagnosis of IgA nephropathy. Methods: This is an observational case report. Results: A male patient, 42 years old, presented with a bilateral nodular scleritis and OD sclerokeratitis. He had a previous history of acute otitis media and developed posterior renal failure and arterial hypertension. Clinical and systemic findings suggest Wegener's granulomatosis. A kidney biopsy was performed, and immunoflourescence findings demonstrated granular deposits of IgA in a mesangial pattern confirming the diagnosis of IgA nephropathyConclusions: IgA nephropathy should be a differential diagnosis in patients with scleritis and nephropathy. © 2012 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology
  • Infectious Diseases

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