Superimposed Polymyositis in a Patient with Myeloperoxidase-Related Crescentic Glomerulonephritis
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jun-Li Tsai, MD
Cheng Ching General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
H-No. 118, Section 3, Chung-Kang Road, Taichung 407, Taiwan
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Received Date: April 28, 2014; Accepted Date: June 28, 2014; Published Date: July 05, 2014
Citation: Tsai SF, Tsai JL (2014) Superimposed Polymyositis in a Patient with Myeloperoxidase-Related Crescentic Glomerulonephritis. J Nephrol Ther 4:174. doi:10.4172/2161-0959.1000174
Copyright: © 2014 Tsai SF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Renal involvement especially glomerulonephropathy in polymyositis or dermatomyositis is considered rare. Crescentic glomerulonephritis is even more so. Herein, we report a patient who was diagnosed with concurrent polymyositis and myeloperoxidase-related crescentic glomerulonephritis. We discuss the association between polymyositis or dermatomyositis and renal involvement, glomerulonephropathy, and crescentic glomerulonephritis. This is the first report of a case of polymyositis and myeloperoxidase-related crescentic glomerulonephritis with a clear temporal correlation.