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April 1980

Renal Involvement in Human Trichinosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Chulalongkorn Hospital, Bangkok (Dr Sitprija); the Department of Medicine, Chiangmai Hospital, Chiangmai (Dr Keoplung); the Department of Pathology, Ramathibodi Hospital (Dr V. Boonpucknavig); and the Department of Pathobiology, Mahidol University, Bangkok (Dr S. Boonpucknavig), Thailand.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(4):544-546. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330160104037

• A renal clinicopathologic study was made in five patients with trichinosis. The patients had mild proteinuria and abnormal urinary sediment that disappeared after the disease was under control. Creatinine clearance was normal in all cases. p-Amino-hippurate clearance was decreased in two patients who had hypoalbuminemia. A renal biopsy specimen showed mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis with deposition of immunoglobulins and C3 in the mesangial areas and along the capillary loops. Glomerular fibrin deposition was noted in one case. Deposition of hyaline material and C3 was observed in the arteriolar wall. Tubular interstitial changes were not present.

(Arch Intern Med 140:544-546, 1980)