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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2013;30(2):149-151.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2013.
A Case of Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy in a Patient with Kimura's Disease.
Hye Jung Park, Jae Kyung Kim, Hyun Ju Kim, Kwan Kyu Park, Yoon Sung Bae, Yong Kyu Lee, Beom Seok Kim
1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
4Nephrology Division, Internal Medicine Department, National Health Institute Corporation, Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea.
5Nephrology Division, Internal Medicine Department, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Kimura's disease is an angiolymphoid-proliferative disorder that manifests with benign subcutaneous swelling predominantly in the head and the neck. Kidney involvement, including proteinuria, occurs in 12-16% of patients with the disease, and 60-78% of such cases is nephrotic syndrome. Reported etiologies of nephrotic syndrome in Kimura's disease include membranous glomerulonephritis, mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis, minimal-change disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis and immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy. There have been only two case reports of IgA nephropathy in Kimura's disease, in 1998. In this report, we present a third case of IgA nephropathy associated with Kimura's disease.
Key Words: Glomerulonephritis, Immunoglobulin A, Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia, Proteinuria


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