Publications by authors named "Ali E R Al-Shamari"

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Isolated renal giant cell arteritis.

Am J Kidney Dis 2002 Sep;40(3):658-61

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Giant cell arteritis, which most commonly affects the temporal arteries, may involve intrarenal vessels and may be associated with a variety of renal lesions, including necrotizing arteritis, necrotizing glomerulonephritis, granulomatous glomerulonephritis, and membranous glomerulopathy. Isolated giant cell arteritis of the kidney is a rare cause of renal failure. We report a case of a previously healthy 54-year-old white woman who presented with nonoliguric renal failure and a 4-week history of persistent low-grade fever associated with diffuse mild myalgias. She had no history of previous renal or neurologic disease and denied any headaches or visual disturbances. Antinuclear antibody and antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody were negative. Renal biopsy revealed noncaseating granulomatous infiltration of arterial and arteriolar walls, a patchy mononuclear cell interstitial infiltrate, and no significant glomerular changes. Treatment with prednisone resulted in dramatic improvement of renal function.
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