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Singh P, Khaira A, Sharma A, Dinda AK, Tiwari SC
Correspondence: Dr Ambar Khaira, email@example.com
A 34-year-old man presented with polymerase chain reaction-positive pleuropulmonary tuberculosis with asymptomatic subnephrotic proteinuria and microscopic haematuria. He was diagnosed to have IgA nephropathy on renal biopsy. The patient was started on a four-drug anti-tuberculous therapy. Healing of the pleuropulmonary lesions along with disappearance of proteinuria and haematuria were seen both at one month and six months posttreatment, with no relapse of renal symptoms at one-year follow-up.
Keywords: anti-tuberculous treatment, IgA nephropathy, kidney disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, pleuropulmonary tuberculosis, primary glomerulopathies, tuberculosis
Singapore Med J 2009; 50(7): e268-e269