End-stage renal failure due to crescentic glomerulonephritis in a patient with Behçet's syndrome. Review of the literature.

@article{Sakemi1998EndstageRF,
  title={End-stage renal failure due to crescentic glomerulonephritis in a patient with Behçet's syndrome. Review of the literature.},
  author={Takanobu Sakemi and Toshiro Yoshiyuki and Yuji Ikeda and Noboru Suzuki and Kazushige Nagasawa},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={321-4}
}
We report a rare case of a patient with Behçet's syndrome who developed end-stage renal failure due to crescentic glomerulonephritis (GN). A 20-year-old male patient had suffered from uveitis, aphthous mouth ulcers and genital ulceration for the past 7 years. His renal function rapidly deteriorated and renal biopsy specimens obtained when his serum creatinine level was 3 mg/dl showed diffuse proliferative GN with fibrous crescent formation in 75% of glomeruli excluding totally sclerotic… CONTINUE READING