Lupus podocytopathy, a unique form of lupus nephritis, mimics minimal change disease (MCD) or primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and represents approximately 1% of lupus nephritis biopsies. Lupus podocytopathy is characterized by diffuse epithelial cell foot process effacement without immune complex deposition or with only mesangial immune complex deposition. We present the case of a young woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who presented with nephrotic syndrome and acute kidney injury (AKI) and was subsequently diagnosed with lupus podocytopathy.
Khan, Omair; Mohammadrezaei, Fatemeh; Aslam, Sadia; Khan, Mohammad Hashim; Wilches, Rita Dennise Moncayo; Singh, Sehajpreet; and Scheers-Masters, Joshua
"Lupus Podocytopathy: A Rare Cause of Nephrotic Syndrome in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 13:
5, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol13/iss5/11