IgA nephropathy and Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis with anterior uveitis

Nephron. 1988;50(4):368-70. doi: 10.1159/000185205.


Two patients with IgA nephropathy and a patient with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis each associated with anterior uveitis are described. As anterior uveitis accompanying IgA nephropathy improved, renal manifestations were relieved. The patient with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis suffered from not only anterior uveitis but also keratitis. It is suggested that immune mechanisms which induce IgA nephropathy may play a role in the development of anterior uveitis and keratitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Glomerulonephritis, IGA / complications*
  • Glomerulonephritis, IGA / diagnosis
  • Glomerulonephritis, IGA / pathology
  • Humans
  • IgA Vasculitis / complications*
  • IgA Vasculitis / diagnosis
  • IgA Vasculitis / pathology
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Uveitis / complications*
  • Uveitis / diagnosis