Scleroderma renal crisis sine scleroderma during pregnancy.


Renal crisis is a serious complication of systemic sclerosis. Its occurrence prior to the development of skin sclerosis is exceedingly rare. We report a patient who developed acute renal failure during pregnancy. Renal biopsy showed features compatible with scleroderma renal crisis but typical cutaneous changes were only evident 2 months after the renal episode. The relationship between pregnancy, scleroderma activity and renal crisis is discussed.

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@article{Mok2003SclerodermaRC, title={Scleroderma renal crisis sine scleroderma during pregnancy.}, author={Chi Chiu Mok and Tze-Hoi Kwan and Luke Chow}, journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology}, year={2003}, volume={32 1}, pages={55-7} }