Immune complex glomerulonephritis in sicca syndrome.

  title={Immune complex glomerulonephritis in sicca syndrome.},
  author={H M Moutsopoulos and James E. Balow and T. J. Lawley and Niclas Stahl and T T Antonovych and Thomas M. Chused},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={64 6},
In three patients with the sicca syndrome (Sjögren's syndrome), who were followed for one to seven years, glomerulonephritis developed. None of these patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus. All of these patients had circulating immune complexes as detected by the Clq binding assay. Glomerular histology by light and electron microscopy revealed changes compatible with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis in two of the patients and membranous… CONTINUE READING


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