Pregnancy in immunoglobulin M nephropathy


Hocaoglu M., ALIŞIR ECDER S. , TURGUT A. , KARATEKE A.

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH, cilt.44, ss.157-160, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/jog.13489
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.157-160

Özet

Immunoglobulin M nephropathy is an uncommon glomerular disease and a relatively less recognized clinico-immunopathological entity in the domain of glomerulonephritis, often thought to be a bridge between minimal change disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. It is characterized by asymptomatic hematuria, episodes of macroscopic hematuria and proteinuria. Corticosteroids remain the mainstay of therapeutic strategies for such patients. We present what we believe to be the first known case of successful pregnancy in a 40-year-old woman with a 12-year history of underlying immunoglobulin M nephropathy. In view of the rarity of this disease we hope this report will assist professionals managing such cases.