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International Journal of NephrologyVolume 2010 2010, Article ID 673908, 4 pages

Case ReportMansoura Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

Received 25 August 2010; Accepted 15 November 2010

Academic Editor: Alejandro Martín-Malo

Copyright © 2010 Mohamed Ashraf Fouda et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Kimura disease KD is a chronic inflammatory disorder with angiolymphaticproliferation, usually affecting young men of Asian race but is rare in other races. The etiology of KD is still unknown. It is often accompanied by nephroticsyndrome. Herein, we present an atypical manifestation of Kimura diseaseoccurring in a Caucasian man with steroid-responsive early membranous glomerulonephritis. Kimura disease can present atypically in a middle-aged Caucasian man withsecondary steroid-responsive nephrotic syndrome. Steroid, endoxan, and MMF can be used safely and successfully in such situation. The diagnosis ofKD can be difficult and misleading, and patients with this disease are often evaluated using avoidable procedures by just not being aware of KD.





Author: Mohamed Ashraf Fouda, Osama Gheith, Ayman Refaie, Mohamed El-Saeed, Adel Bakr, Ehab Wafa, Mona Abdelraheem, and Mohamed Sob

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