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Volume 9 (2009), Pages 1348-1354
Case Study

A Case of Immunotactoid Glomerulopathy with Rapid Progression to End-Stage Renal Disease

1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
2Department of Nephrology, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

Received 16 August 2009; Revised 4 December 2009; Accepted 4 December 2009

Academic Editor: Daniel Batlle

Copyright © 2009 Shikha Jain and Darshika Chhabra.


Immunotactoid glomerulopathy (IGN) is a rare immunoglobulin deposition disease. It is often mistaken for cryoglobulinemia or amyloidosis due to the similarities on biopsy findings. The disease progresses to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) within 7 months to 10 years. This is the first case reported of a patient with a diagnosis of IGN who developed acute kidney injury (AKI) and ESRD within 1 week of initial presentation.