Pauci-immune necrotizing lupus nephritis: report of two cases.

  title={Pauci-immune necrotizing lupus nephritis: report of two cases.},
  author={M. Javaid Akhtar and Abdullah N Al-Dalaan and K M el-Ramahi},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={23 2},
Two cases of pauci-immune necrotizing glomerulonephritis are presented. The glomerular lesions featured proliferative and necrotizing changes morphologically compatible with World Health Organization class III and IV lupus nephritis. However, immunofluorescent microscopy and electron microscopy failed to reveal any significant deposits of immune complexes. These findings appear to indicate that the glomerulopathy in this rare form of lupus nephritis is unrelated to the usual pathogenetic… CONTINUE READING


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