Membranous glomerulonephritis and tuberculous peritonitis: a rare association

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2011 Jul 27;5(7):550-2. doi: 10.3855/jidc.1548.

Abstract

Membranous glomerulonephritis is rarely associated with tuberculosis infection. We report a case of a 24-year-old female with tuberculous peritonitis associated with membranous glomerulonephritis causing subnephrotic range proteinuria. Histological examination confirmed both diagnoses. The patient showed improvement with anti-tubercular drugs over six months of follow-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Glomerulonephritis, Membranous / complications*
  • Glomerulonephritis, Membranous / diagnosis*
  • Glomerulonephritis, Membranous / drug therapy
  • Glomerulonephritis, Membranous / pathology
  • Histocytochemistry
  • Humans
  • Microscopy
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification
  • Peritonitis, Tuberculous / complications*
  • Peritonitis, Tuberculous / diagnosis*
  • Peritonitis, Tuberculous / drug therapy
  • Peritonitis, Tuberculous / pathology
  • Proteinuria / diagnosis
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Antitubercular Agents