Interstitial nephritis with concomitant uveitis. Report of two cases

Contrib Nephrol. 1975;4:1-11.


In two female pediatric cases of uveitis with proteinuria and glycosuria, kidney biopsy demonstrated the presence of interstitial nephritis. Peripheral leukocytes responded positively in vitro in the leukocyte migration inhibition test with renal tubular antigen, thus suggesting the possibility that the patients' lymphocytes infiltrating into the renal parenchyma might be sensitized against the renal tubular antigen. Urinary beta2-microglobulin was also demonstrable and its levels correlated fairly well with the clinical course of uveitis in both cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Kidney Function Tests
  • Nephritis, Interstitial / complications*
  • Nephritis, Interstitial / immunology
  • Uveitis / complications*
  • Uveitis / immunology