May 1986

Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis in Polyarteritis Nodosa

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Rheumatology (Drs Breedveld and Haanen) and Nephrology (Dr Chang), University Hospital, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Arch Intern Med. 1986;146(5):1009-1010. doi:10.1001/archinte.1986.00360170267035

• Distal renal tubular acidosis developed in a patient with polyarteritis nodosa. The acidosis gradually disappeared, together with most of the other symptoms of systemic vasculitis, after treatment with prednisone and cyclophosphamide. Tubular function test results in this patient suggested that the mechanism underlying the acidification disturbance was acid back-leakage.

(Arch Intern Med 1986;146:1009-1010)