Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin deposits (PGNMID) is the second most common monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance. Rates of progression to kidney failure as well as rates of recurrence after kidney transplantation are high, especially in the absence of treatment. Treatment is usually targeted toward the abnormal clone, but even in the absence of an identifiable clone, empiric treatment is still recommended to avoid worsening prognosis. In this report, we present an unusual course of a PGNMID case with a relapsing and remitting pattern of illness, likely triggered by infection and vaccination. The patient in this case showed subsequent improvement after each episode, with stable kidney function over the years. This case report highlights the importance of investigating possible recent infectious exposures or vaccinations as potential triggers for this disease. This association should be considered for future patients with PGNMID, especially when there is no identifiable clone to help guide therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jan 2023|
- Proliferative glomerulonephritis
- relapsing and remitting
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine