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. 2004 Mar;43(3):544-51.
doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2003.11.014.

MPGN Secondary to Lyme Disease

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MPGN Secondary to Lyme Disease

Dimitrios Kirmizis et al. Am J Kidney Dis. .

Abstract

Lyme disease is a multisystem disorder with protean clinical manifestations that is caused by the tick-transmitted spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Infection caused by B burgdorferi is known to induce glomerulonephritis in animals. We report a patient with acute postinfection membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis after the clinical multisystem manifestation of Lyme disease, which was confirmed serologically. Although the patient was dialysis dependent for a protracted period of 5 months, the final outcome was excellent.

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