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      Influence of Immunoadsorption on the Removal of Immunoglobulin G Autoantibodies in Crescentic Glomerulonephritis

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          We report the treatment of 5 patients with crescentic glomerulonephritis by immunoadsorption using a protein A column. Two had systemic vasculitis, 2 antiglomerular basement membrane disease and 1 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In the patients with systemic vasculitis and SLE, there was successful removal of autoantibodies and rapid control of disease; remission was maintained over a mean follow-up of 2 years. Clinical improvement was not seen in 2 patients with anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease who presented with dialysis-dependent renal failure. There were no apparent clinical side-effects related to the immunoadsorption procedure. Protein A immunoadsorption offers a semiselective alternative to plasma exchange and appears to be safe and efficient in removing pathogenic autoantibodies in crescentic glomerulonephritis without anti-GBM antibodies.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1993
          1993
          12 December 2008
          : 65
          : 2
          : 180-184
          Affiliations
          aService de Néphrologie-Immunologie Clinique, CHU, Nantes, France; bDepartment of Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK
          Article
          187471 Nephron 1993;65:180–184
          10.1159/000187471
          8247177
          © 1993 S. Karger AG, Basel

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