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      Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Associated with Hepatic Cirrhosis and IgA Nephritis

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          The association between α<sub>1</sub>-antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency and glomerulonephritis has only sporadically been reported, and mostly based upon autopsy findings, as opposed to the more frequent linkage between A1AT deficiency and lung emphysema with or without hepatic cirrhosis. The present case report describes a 30-year-old man with A1AT deficiency, without evidence of lung disease, who developed hepatic cirrhosis in early childhood and IgA glomerulonephritis and hypertension in adult life. The IgA nephritis followed an unusual course, with a sudden deterioration of the renal function, possibly induced by uncontrolled hypertension or the possible occurrence of vasculitis. After 6 months of hemodialysis, the patient successfully underwent living-related-donor kidney transplantation.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1997
          1997
          23 December 2008
          : 77
          : 2
          : 235-237
          Affiliations
          Departments of aInternal Medicine and bPathology, Ullevål Hospital, Oslo, Norway; cDepartment of Pathology, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
          Article
          190278 Nephron 1997;77:235–237
          10.1159/000190278
          9346392
          © 1997 S. Karger AG, Basel

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