Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis: association with suppressed cellular immunity.

  title={Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis: association with suppressed cellular immunity.},
  author={Uzi Gafter and Yona Kalechman and Dina Zevin and Asher Korzets and Ella Livni and Thomas A. Klein and Benjamin Sredni and Joy Levi},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={8 9},
It is suggested that tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) is a cell-mediated immune disease with a favourable response to treatment with steroids. However, long-term follow-up has not been described and data on immunological studies are limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features in patients with TINU who have had a long follow-up period, and in parallel to assess their cellular immunity and HLA typing. Four women with TINU were followed for 5.7 +/- 3.6 years… CONTINUE READING