C1q nephropathy (C1q-N) is an uncommon condition characterized by predominant mesangial complement-C1q deposition. It commonly presents as a nephrotic syndrome in young adults. Despite of many histologic similarities with lupus nephritis there were no clinical or laboratory findings of SLE in this patient who had C1q-N associated with joint involvements.

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C1q Nephropathy in Association with Deforming Arthritis

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Mohammad Reza Ardalan 1 , * , Shahraam Sadreddini 1 , Hamid Nasri 1

1 Department of Nephrology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, IR-Iran

How to Cite: Ardalan M, Sadreddini S, Nasri H. C1q Nephropathy in Association with Deforming Arthritis, Nephro-Urol Mon. Online ahead of Print ; 2(2):383-385.

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Nephro-Urology Monthly: 2 (2); 383-385
Article Type: Case Report
Received: March 13, 2009
Accepted: April 7, 2009
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Abstract

C1q nephropathy (C1q-N) is an uncommon condition characterized by predominant mesangial complement-C1q deposition. It commonly presents as a nephrotic syndrome in young adults. Despite of many histologic similarities with lupus nephritis there were no clinical or laboratory findings of SLE in this patient who had C1q-N associated with joint involvements.

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