Anti-glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody Disease Presenting as Acute Renal Failure During Pregnancy.

@article{AlHarbi2003AntiglomerularBM,
  title={Anti-glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody Disease Presenting as Acute Renal Failure During Pregnancy.},
  author={Ali Swaid Al-Harbi and Ghulam Hassan Malik and Suleiman Ali Al-Mohaya and Mohammad Imran Akhtar},
  journal={Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={516-21}
}
A 30-year-old seventh gravida presented with acute renal failure at 28 weeks of gestation. All her previous pregnancies were normal. With a differentional diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis, acute interstitial nephritis (cefuroxime induced) or rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, treatment with antibiotics, intensive hemodialysis (HD) and pulse methylprednisolone followed by oral prednisolone was initiated. She was maintained on HD 5-6 times per week aiming at serum urea level of less than 15… CONTINUE READING