Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-negative pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis associated with rheumatoid arthritis: An unusual case report.

@article{Hsieh2003AntineutrophilCA,
  title={Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-negative pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis associated with rheumatoid arthritis: An unusual case report.},
  author={H F Hsieh and C Chang and A H Yang and Hsiao-Ling Kuo and Wu-chang Yang and Chih-Ching Lin},
  journal={Nephrology},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={243-7}
}
Clinically relevant renal lesions in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are not common. More often renal involvement is related to complications of therapy than the disease itself. The most common forms of primary renal disease in RA are membranous glomerulonephropathy and a pure mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis. Some studies have described the association between crescentic glomerulonephritis (crescentic GN) and RA, but they were all found to be perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody… CONTINUE READING