A patient with HIV infection presenting with diffuse membranous glomerulonephritis in a country with a low HIV prevalence--remarkable remission with therapy.

Aydin S., METE B., YILMAZ M., YENİDÜNYA YALIN G., Zaras R., Tunckale A., ...More

Journal of infection and public health, vol.5, no.2, pp.207-10, 2012 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jiph.2011.12.003
  • Journal Name: Journal of infection and public health
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-10
  • Keywords: HIV, Membranous glomerulonephritis, Nephropathy
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The most common manifestation of HIV in the kidney is HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN). In this report, we describe the first documented case of membranous glomerulonephritis in an HIV-positive individual in Turkey, the country with the lowest HIV prevalence in the region. The case occurred in an HIV-positive, hepatitis C (HCV)-negative, and hepatitis B (HBV)-negative Caucasian male, who presented with nephrotic-range proteinuria. The patient had a favorable response to HAART and an angiotensin-receptor blocker. © 2012 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.