Remission of proteinuria and preservation of renal function in patients with renal AA amyloidosis secondary to rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Ueno2012RemissionOP,
  title={Remission of proteinuria and preservation of renal function in patients with renal AA amyloidosis secondary to rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Toshiharu Ueno and Kazuhito Takeda and Michio Nagata},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={633-9}
}
BACKGROUND Renal AA amyloidosis presents as a life-threatening disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although several newly developed immunosuppressive drugs have been tried, patients often progress to end-stage renal failure with unsatisfactory survival rate. METHODS A total of nine consecutive cases of severe nephrotic renal AA amyloidosis presented to us. Complete remission of proteinuria was observed in four cases (responders), and the remaining five reached the end point of… CONTINUE READING