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      Dermatomyositis Associated with Membranous Nephropathy in a 43-Year-Old Female

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          A 43-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for myalgic pain and erythema of the face and thighs. She had been diagnosed with dermatomyositis at another hospital 8 years earlier and proteinuria had developed suddenly. Renal histological examination revealed membranous nephropathy. Membranous nephropathy associated with dermatomyositis is very rare. To date, malignant disease has not been detected in our patient, but the serum level of CA125, a tumor marker, has been elevated to 1,097 U/ml. The increased CA125 level is related to the degree of proteinuria and after prednisolone and cyclosporine therapy, proteinuria and the CA125 level gradually decreased.

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              Journal
              AJN
              Am J Nephrol
              10.1159/issn.0250-8095
              American Journal of Nephrology
              S. Karger AG
              0250-8095
              1421-9670
              2002
              August 2002
              02 August 2002
              : 22
              : 4
              : 385-388
              Affiliations
              aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Kinashi Ohbayashi Hospital and bMiyake Clinic, Takamatu, Kagawa, Japan
              Article
              65233 Am J Nephrol 2002;22:385–388
              10.1159/000065233
              12169874
              © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel

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              Figures: 2, Tables: 1, References: 14, Pages: 4
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              Categories
              Case Report

              Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

              Membranous nephropathy, CA125, Dermatomyositis

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