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Keywords: Citomegalovírus. Antigenemia. Transplante renal. Incidência. Sobrevida.;
Lipoprotein glomerulopathy (LPG) is a rare autosomal recessive glomerulopathy associated with the deposition of lipoprotein thrombi in the capillary lumina due to apoE gene mutations. Abnormal plasma lipoprotein profile and marked increase in serum apoliprotein E (apoE) are characteristic clinical data. The compromised patients can present nephrotic syndrome, hematuria, and progressive renal failure. Herein, the authors present the first described case of LPG in a Brazilian male patient, 11 years, who presented with a steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. Renal function was normal. Kidney biopsy showed markedly enlarged glomerulus, with dilated capillary loops and weak eosinophilic lipoprotein thrombi in the capillary lumina. Interstitium, tubules, arteries, and veins showed normal histologic aspect. Genotypic study for the apoE gene showed the presence of the alleles E3 and E4. The diagnosis of LPG was then performed. The patient received lipid-lowering treatment. After 2 years of follow-up, renal function is gradually decreasing, with persisting heavy proteinuria, despite a marked decrease in serum cholesterol and triglycerides levels.
Keywords: apolipoproteins E; kidney; lipoproteins; nephrotic syndrome; pathology; apolipoproteínas E; lipoproteínas; patologia; rim; síndrome nefrótica;
Pre-implantation kidney biopsy is a decision-making tool when considering the use of grafts from deceased donors with expanded criteria, implanting one or two kidneys and comparing this to post-transplantation biopsies. The role of histopathological alterations in kidney compartments as a prognostic factor in graft survival and function has had conflicting results.
This study evaluated the prevalence of chronic alterations in pre-implant biopsies of kidney grafts and the association of findings with graft function and survival in one year post-transplant.
110 biopsies were analyzed between 2006 and 2009 at Santa Casa de Porto Alegre, including live donors, ideal deceased donors and those with expanded criteria. The score was computed according to criteria suggested by Remuzzi. The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was calculated using the abbreviated MDRD formula.
No statistical difference was found in the survival of donors stratified according to Remuzzi criteria. The GFR was significantly associated with the total scores in the groups with mild and moderate alterations, and in the kidney compartments alone, by univariate analysis. The multivariate model found an association with the presence of arteriosclerosis, glomerulosclerosis, acute rejection and delayed graft function.
Pre-transplant chronic kidney alterations did not influence the post-transplantation one-year graft survival, but arteriosclerosis and glomerulosclerosis is predictive of a worse GFR. Delayed graft function and acute rejection are independent prognostic factors.
Keywords: biopsy; glomerular filtration rate; graft rejection; kidney transplantation; prognosis;
Um homem de 60 anos de idade foi submetido a transplante renal em 2013 devido à insuficiência renal crônica causada por hipertensão. Ele teve episódios recorrentes de infecção do trato urinário e veio para o hospital devido a 4 dias de febre, dor abdominal, ardência para urinar e náusea. Análise do sedimento urinário revelou um quadro de infecção (> 50 leucócitos/campo de grande aumento associado à bacteriúria maciça). O sedimento urinário revelou elementos alongados com um alargamento na parte central do corpo da estrutura.
Keywords: bacteriúria; infecção; infecções urinárias; klebsiella pneumoniae; nefrologia; transplantation; testes laboratoriais; transplante de rim;