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      Polyarteritis Nodosa and Necrotizing Glomerulonephritis Associated with Long-Standing Silicosis

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          A 55-year-old white male, with silicosis diagnosed 10 years earlier, presented massive proteinuria with microscopic hematuria, moderate renal failure and distal polyneuropathy. Bilateral renal angiography showed multiple intraparenchymal saccular aneurysms. Renal biopsy disclosed a focal segmental necrotizing glomerulonephritis and arteriolitis. After combined corticosteroid and immunosuppressive treatment, renal function improved and remained stable 6 months later.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1989
          1989
          09 December 2008
          : 51
          : 4
          : 544-547
          Affiliations
          Departments of aMedicine and bPathology, and cDivision of Nephrology, La Paz Hospital, Autonomous Faculty of Medicine, Madrid, Spain
          Article
          185391 Nephron 1989;51:544–547
          10.1159/000185391
          2567970
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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