Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report
Remembering the Basics: A Patient with Sickle Cell Disease and Proteinuria

Remembering the Basics: A Patient with Sickle Cell Disease and Proteinuria

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Department of Internal Medicine, İstanbul University, İstanbul School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pathology, İstanbul University, İstanbul School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, İstanbul University, İstanbul School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, İstanbul University, İstanbul School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2019; 28: 154-156
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2019.3198
Read: 1141 Downloads: 353 Published: 22 April 2019

Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) tend to develop many renal abnormalities, including concentration defect, renal papillary necrosis, and glomerulopathy that often presents with proteinuria. We report a case of a patient who presented with sickle cell crisis and proteinuria. A diagnosis of SCD glomerulopathy was confirmed with renal biopsy. Treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor was initiated, and proteinuria rapidly reduced to 0.27 g/day. It is crucial for a clinician to recognize this important complication and take necessary precautions to delay progression to end-stage renal disease.

Cite this article as: Pınar Özbalak E, Mirioğlu Ş, Şahin E, Özlük Y, Uçar AR, Yazıcı H, et al. Remembering the Basics: A Patient with Sickle Cell Disease and Proteinuria. Turk J Nephrol 2019; 28(2): 154-6.

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