Infective endocarditis mimics ANCA associated glomerulonephritis.

@article{Ardalan2012InfectiveEM,
  title={Infective endocarditis mimics ANCA associated glomerulonephritis.},
  author={Mohammad Reza Ardalan and Matias Trillini},
  journal={Caspian journal of internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={
          496-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Sub-acute bacterial endocarditis (SBE) rarely presents with features of a small vessel vasculitis. Patients with SBE can also develop multiple serological abnormalities including ANCA. In this report, we present a case of infective endocarditis mimicked ANCA associated glomerulonephritis. CASE PRESENTATION A 57-year old male with a clinical picture of rapidly progressive renal failure (RPGN) and positive seology for PR3-ANCA (C-ANCA) was referred to our hospital. The renal… CONTINUE READING

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