The Possible Association of Chronic Hepatitis B with Renal AA Amyloidosis


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EROĞLU E. , KOÇYİĞİT İ. , EREN D. , Unal A. , SİPAHİOĞLU M. H. , AKGÜN H. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, vol.28, no.2, pp.147-149, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2019.3160
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-149

Abstract

Renal amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis is one of the systemic etiologies of nephrotic syndrome (NS) in adults. Chronic inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, familial periodic fever syndromes, spondyloarthropathies, and chronic bacterial infections such as tuberculosis and chronic osteomyelitis are the common causes of secondary AA amyloidosis. In this case report, we reported a patient presented with nephrotic syndrome and secondary AA amyloidosis due to chronic hepatitis B infection in the absence of any glomerulonephritis.