Bilateral scleritis and sclerokeratitis associated with IgA nephropathy

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to report a case of bilateral nodular scleritis in a patient with final diagnosis of IgA nephropathy. Methods: This is an observational case report. Results: A male patient, 42 years old, presented with a bilateral nodular scleritis and OD sclerokeratitis. He had a previous history of acute otitis media and developed posterior renal failure and arterial hypertension. Clinical and systemic findings suggest Wegener's granulomatosis. A kidney biopsy was performed, and immunoflourescence findings demonstrated granular deposits of IgA in a mesangial pattern confirming the diagnosis of IgA nephropathyConclusions: IgA nephropathy should be a differential diagnosis in patients with scleritis and nephropathy. © 2012 The Author(s).




Garza-Leon, M., Flores, D., Alarcón-Galván, G., & Sánchez-Martínez, C. (2012). Bilateral scleritis and sclerokeratitis associated with IgA nephropathy. Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, 2(4), 207–210.

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