Medical City Fort Worth
kidney disease, glomeruli, pulmonary renal syndrome, PRS
Internal Medicine | Male Urogenital Diseases | Nephrology
C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) is a rare disease that falls under the umbrella of C3 glomerulopathy. It is manifested by abnormal activation of the alternate pathway resulting in complement deposition in the glomeruli. Kidney biopsy with characteristic findings of electron-dense deposits in the mesangial and capillary wall confirms the diagnosis. Until recently, C3GN presenting with primarily lung involvement had not been reported. We present a unique case of initial pulmonary manifestation C3GN.
Publisher or Conference
Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians
Mederos G, et al. Spitting Blood and Casts with Mud: A Rare and Unusual Presentation of C3 Glomerulonephritis. Poster presented at: Texas ACP Annual Meeting; October 25-27, 2019; San Antonio, TX.