Renal hemosiderosis and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis associated with primary hemochromatosis

ÖZKURT S., AÇIKALIN M. F., Temiz G., Akay O. M., SOYDAN M.

RENAL FAILURE, vol.36, no.5, pp.814-816, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/0886022x.2014.892391
  • Journal Name: RENAL FAILURE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.814-816
  • Keywords: Cardiac disorders, crescentic glomerulonephritis, diabetes mellitus, hereditary hemochromatosis, liver disease, skin pigmentation, IGA NEPHROPATHY
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Hereditary hemochromatosis leads to the accumulation of iron in many organs including the liver, spleen and heart and results in injury and dysfunction of these organs. On the other hand, iron accumulation and functional impairment in kidney is extremely rare. We report a 61-year-old male patient with hereditary hemochromatosis, in whom the renal function was deteriorated rapidly. Renal biopsy revealed crescentic glomeruli and hemosiderin accumulation in tubular epithelial cells.